> Anolis cristatellus
Anolis cristatellus (Common Puerto Rican anole, Crested anole)
Synonyms: Anolis cozumelae; Anolis lindeni; Ctenonotus cristatellus; Ptychonotus cristatellus; Xiphosurus cristatellus
The Puerto Rican crested anole (Anolis cristatellus cristatellus) is the nominate subspecies of a species of anole belonging to the Polychrotidae family of reptiles.
Anolis cristatellus or the crested anole, is native to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and is best distinguished by the high crests on the middle of the back and on the base of the tail. It has most likely been dispersed unintentionally over long distances to its introduced range. Its aggressiveness and high fecundity makes A. cristatellus a strong competitor capable of displacing native anole lizard species or forcing them to use different parts of their natural habitat.
|Adult Weight  ||8.4 grams|
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S.
MapsPuerto Rico (including many offshore islands), Isla Vieques, Isla Culebra, Isla Culebrita, Virgin Islands, Isla de Cabras, Punta Salinas Island, Cayo Ratones (near Jobos, Puerto Rico), Skipper Cay (south of Key Point, Peter Island, British Virgin Islands;
Institutions (Zoos, etc.)
Species recognized by Uetz P., , TIGR Reptile Database in
Attributes / relations provided by ♦ 1Length–weight allometries in lizards
, S. Meiri, Journal of Zoology 281 (2010) 218–226 ♦ 2
"Habitat Use by a Boid Snake, Epicrates monensis, and Its Anoline Prey, Anolis cristatellus", C. Ray Chandler and Peter J. Tolson, Journal of Herpetology
Vol. 24, No. 2 (Jun., 1990), pp. 151-157 ♦ 3
Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database
of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder