Saturday, September 5, 2009

Anole After the Rain

Norops sp.
La Selva Biological Field Station, Costa Rica
July 13th, 2009

This little Anole (Norops sp.) was generous enough to sit still for an extensive photo shoot. I found it sitting on top of a large leaf after a brief rain shower in Costa Rica. With more than 25 species of Anoles (or Norops) found it Costa Rica it is hard to say exactly which species it is. What is interesting about the Anoles of Costa Rica, and elsewhere in Central America, is that they differ from other Anoles in their skeletal characteristics, specifically caudal vertebrae.