Common Name: Green Anole

Scientific Name: Anolis carolinensis

 

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Sauria

Family: Iguania

Genus: Anolis

Species: A. carolinensis

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The animal I am researching is the Anolis carolinensis or Green Anole. So let me tell you a little about this fascinating lizard. The green anole is very small. They grow from 5 to 8 in. long for males, and the females only about 5 in. They have tiny spikes on the bottom of there feet so they can climb walls and other things. They are able to change colors depending on their mood, temperature, humidity, and their heath. There colors can change from bright green to browns and grays, males tend to be more colorful. Their habitat is usually in the shade and in wet places. They are normally found on trees, shrubs, walls, and fences. They eat small insects and spiders. They stalk their prey and its prey can’t see them until the Anole strikes. That’s my animal; I hope you learned a lot about the Green Anole like I did.

 

Author: Cody L

Published: 02/2009

 

Sources: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Anolis_carolinensis.html Photo Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anolis_carolinensis