Well camouflaged Anole.
Located in a semi-clearing in a dry tropical forest, and within meters of a seasonal river (dry).
Salient feature: iridescent green side stripes.
Salient behavior: attracted to sound and moving disturbance. Although positioned with 2 meters of the iguana, when a small pebble was thrown nearby to move the creature, it moved TOWARD the object thrown, not away.
Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with approximately 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains. The group, traditionally recognized as the suborder Lacertilia, is defined as all extant members of the Lepidosauria (reptiles with overlapping scales) that are neither sphenodonts (i.e., tuatara) nor snakes – they form an evolutionary grade. While the snakes are recognized as falling phylogenetically within the Toxicofera clade from which they evolved,...