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Sightings arranged by: Taxonomy Location Date Scientific Name
Anolis ortonii — Amazon Bark Anole
This is an obviously terrible picture of an anole occupying a palm tree just outside of the ticket counter at the zoo in Iquitos. The lighting was terrible, and the poor anole was spooked by the half-dozen crazy Americans trying to take its photo. This was the only shot I got, which is a shame because of all the anoles I've seen in Peru, this is the one that I'm most confident is in fact Anolis ortonii. All of the others I had seen seem to have really been Anolis fuscoauratus instead.
My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2016 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.
- Bannerman, M. 2001. Mamirauá: A Guide to the Natural History of the Amazon Flooded Forest
- Bartlett, R.D., and Bartlett, P. 2003. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon: An Ecotourist's Guide
- Dixon, J. R. and Soini, P. 1986. The Reptiles of the Upper Amazon Basin, Iquitos Region, Peru
- Duellman, W.E. 2005. Cusco Amazónico: The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles in an Amazonian Rainforest