Green anole

The Green anole is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Common synonyms include the green anole, American anole and red-throated anole. It is sometimes referred to as the American chameleon due to its color-changing abilities; however, it is not a true chameleon. More

The green anole (Anolis carolinensis) is the only anole native to the U.S.; to 9" snout-vent length (stl). Other species commonly available in the pet trade or found in the wild: A. equestris (Cuban, or Knight, anole; to 20" stl) A. More

Green Anoles in Southwest Florida have cream-colored dewlaps (third photo) while Green Anoles elsewhere have pinkish dewlaps. Mature males also have ridge or crest down back called a "roach" (right) which is also used in territorial and breeding displays. More

The green anole is one of the most commonly available lizards in the pet trade, and makes a good beginner reptile. They are sometimes called American chameleons, although they are not true chameleons. More

Often mistaken for chameleons, the green anole is a tree-dwelling lizard that is native to the southeastern United States and Caribbean islands. Green anoles are also found in warm climates throughout North and South America. More

The green anole is generally about five to eight inches (13 to 20 cm) long. Females are usually smaller and can be under five inches (13 cm) long. Green anoles have adhesive lamellae on their foot-pads for crawling along walls, much like geckos. More

Green AnoleAmerican Chameleon, Carolina Anole, Red-throated Anole, Tree Lion = Family: IguanidaePicture of a Green Anole * Puzzles * Postcards Anolis carolinensis carolinensisPhoto More

Green Anoles (Anolis carolinensis) Species Profile: Housing, Diet, and Care Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. More

A green anole is less stressed out, and therefore a healthier specimen. (Slow anoles may just be cold, or it may be too hot. It all depends on their surroundings. More

Sighting:December 26, 1998Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, FloridaNorthern Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis carolinensis) Green Anoles are the only anole species native to Florida, but they're getting harder and harder to find what with all the competition from the hardy and prolific little brown anoles. More

aptly named Green anole, although the green anole can change its color based on its mood and surroundings. Anoles are an exorbitantly diverse and plentiful group of lizards. There are currently well over 300 known species. More

Slim lizards, green anoles have pointed heads and long tails that can be more than twice the length of the body. They have the ability to switch from their usual green coloration to brown or gray. More

Green anoles can be great pets for those getting started with reptiles. They are small, easy to care for, and quite easy to feed. The disadvantage as far as pets go is that the anoles usually do not like to be handled. More

The Green Anole is the only anole native to the U.S. Anoles are sometimes called "chameleons." This is due to their color-changing ability of the green anoles, especially, who when severely stressed or ill will turn dark brown. More

Green anoles eat small, live insects, like "gut loaded" (feed the insects a special supplement so they have extra nutrients) crickets, mealworms or waxworms. Feeding amount & frequency Feed juveniles twice a day; adults 3-4 times a week. More

The Green Anole (American Chameleon) = By Dr. More

Green Anoles are one of the most common reptiles found in pet stores. They are a relatively small, mostly green (although they can change colors to brown rapidly—sometimes giving them the misnomer, chameleon), diurnal, mostly arboreal lizard. More

DESCRIPTION: Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) are generally 5-8 inches long. Females are usually smaller than males and may be less than five inches in length. Their color ranges from bright green to brown and greys. More

The green anole is most easily distinguished form the similar brown anole (Anolis sagrei) by green or lightly patterned brown coloration, pinkish throat fan, and by range. More

The green anole is an attractive, readily available and hardy lizard that is primarily arboreal. Because it is so inexpensive, the green anole is a principal "starter" lizard for beginning hobbyists. More

Green Anole - Anolis carolinensis = Characteristics Range Habitat Diet Life Cycle Behavior Classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia More

except the green anole were introduced through eggs nested in imported plants. It is notable that while nearly all anoles can change their color, the extent and variations of this ability differ widely throughout the individual anole species. More

Most green anoles kept as pets are not bred in captivity, but are captured in the wild and re-sold. Anoles are sometimes mistaken for chameleons, as anoles change color. More

The Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) is the most common local native lizard. It normally inhabits trees and shrubs, changing color from emerald green to a medium or dark brown. Anoles are mistaken for the non-native chameleons, and are more closely related to iguanas. More

enough to have the green anole (Anolis carolinensis) sharing the yard and garden with you. More

The Green Anole is more closely related to the iguana. * When cold, Green Anoles will turn brown to absorb heat more efficiently. More

Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) may be a plentiful reptile that are available inexpensively, and are small, but they are reptiles. Their care is vital to their health, and they have a lot to offer. More

Green Anole: Right Pet For You? = Pros, Cons & Characteristics of Carolina Anoles, American Chameleons - May 17, 2008 Angela England These small, agile lizards do change colors from green to brown but More

Common names

anole vert in French - français
Anolis carolinensis in French - français
Anolis carolinensis in Italian - Italiano
Anolis verde in Spanish - español
green anole in English - English
green anole (German: Rotkehlanolis) in English - English
Grøn anole in Danish - dansk
Rotkehlanolis in German - Deutsch
グリーンアノール in Japanese - 日本語

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Order : Squamata
Family : Polychrotidae
Genus : Anolis
Species : Anolis carolinensis
Authority : Voigt, 1832