Anolis pulchellus is considered to be in the grass-bush ecomorph (see brief discussion of ecomorphs on my Anolis evermanni page). These types of anoles live in smaller, thinner vegetation and tend to have very long tails. This one was on a painted wooden post when I first saw it, but had later moved down into some potted plants on the observatory patio.
I have read that this is the most common anole species in Puerto Rico. I do not doubt it, but I saw exactly two of these and perhaps a hundred Anolis cristatellus in my three days on the island.
- Caribherp's list of reptiles and amphibians of each Caribbean island
- Schwartz, A., Henderson, R. W. 1985. A Guide to the Identification of the Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies Exclusive of Hispaniola
- Schwartz, A., Henderson, R. W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions, Distributions, and Natural History