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Anolis richardii (Anole)

Synonyms: Anolis occipitalis; Anolis richardi; Anolis richardii richardii; Anolis stenodactylus; Anolis trossulus; Dactyloa richardii; Ptychonotus richardii

Wikipedia Abstract

The Grenada tree anole, or Richard's anole (Anolis richardii ) is a species of anole lizard in the family Dactyloidae. The species is endemic to the Caribbean.
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Invasive Species

A pair of Anolis richardii was intentionally released into a garden in David Simonstraat, Rainville District on the northern edge of Paramaribo in May, 1973. In January, 1974, at least ten juveniles were seen on Hibiscus shrubs growing against a wall of a house and until the Hibiscus shrubs were cleared in September 1976, adult specimens were regularly observed there. Since then, A. richardii has not been seen; it is thought that while a viable population was formed for a short time, A. richardii was unable to adapt when its preferred habitat was destroyed and subsequently became extinct.
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Amazon-Orinoco-Southern Caribbean mangroves Brazil, Columbia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela Neotropic Mangroves  
Bahamoan-Antillean mangroves Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Mangroves      
Caribbean shrublands France, United Kingdom, Dominica, St. Lucia, Netherlands Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands      
Lesser Antillean dry forests Grenada, St. Lucia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Trinidad and Tobago moist forests Trinidad and Tobago Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Windward Islands moist forests Martinique, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caribbean Islands 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. No


Parasitized by 
Parapharyngodon cubensis <Unverified Name>[1]
Spauligodon anolis <Unverified Name>[1]
Spauligodon caymanensis <Unverified Name>[1]


Lesser Antilles: Grenadines, Grenada,Tobago, St. Vincent (SCHMIDT 1980) Surinam (introduced according to HOOGMOED 1981: 281) Terra typica: Tortola. Revised to Crown Point, Tobago by Lazell 1972.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, 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 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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