Anole Lizards Overview and Bibliography
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This article covers an anole lizards overview. Hours and hours of research went into writing about these Lovable Little Garden Lizards. For more than three years I followed the life-cycle of our backyard lodgers. The photography was either taken as chance encounters or after waiting patiently for hours in areas where I know the anoles are active.
I shoot with a variety of cameras, mostly Canon, and my go to camera is a Canon EOS RP Mirrorless Full-Frame camera. I don’t use a ‘bazooka-like’ super telephoto lens, my most frequently used (aka my walk-around) lens is a 24-240mm F4-6.3 Canon lens. My other favorite camera is a Canon Powershot SX740 HS 24-960mm with a built-in flash. This is the camera I used for the nighttime photography capturing the little sleeping lizards.
I did my best to use and cite sources that I believe to be trustworthy. The basis of my research is the book by Steven B. Isham, Anoles, Those Florida Yard Lizards. This is a great read and a very entertaining encounter with these neighborly reptiles.
Anole Lizards Overview
Lovable Little Garden Lizards Fine Art Photography Book Featuring Green and Brown Anoles. This overview appears on page 44 of the book.
Anole Lizards Overview
Lovable Little Garden Lizards Book Featuring Green and Brown Anoles. This overview appears on page 45 of the book.
Anole Research Bibliography
- “American Anole.” Animalia. Accessed 20 September 2021. https://animalia.bio/american-anole.
- “Anoles Get a Grip.” EarthDate. Accessed 20 September 2021. www.earthdate.org/anoles-get-a-grip.
- “Anolis Carolinensis.” Animal Diversity Web. Accessed 20 September 2021. https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Anolis_carolinensis/classification/.
- “Anolis Sagrei (Brown Anole).” Invasive Species Compendium, CABI. Accessed 20 September 2021. www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/107830.
- “Autonomy.” Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. Accessed 20 September 2021. https://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/unabridged/autonomy.
- “Brumation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary. Accessed 20 September 2021. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brumation.
- “Chameleon.” National Geographic Kids. Accessed 20 September 2021. https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/facts/chameleon.
- “Jurassic Period.” National Geographic. Accessed 20 September 2021. www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/jurassic.
- “Norops Sagrei: Cuban Brown Anole, Brown Anole.” Animal Diversity Web. Accessed 20 September 2021. https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Norops_sagrei/.
- “The Jacobson’s Organ.” Reptilis.net, 9 July 2012. http://reptilis.net/smell.html.
- “Wannabe.” Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. Accessed 20 September 2021. https://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/unabridged/wannabe.
- Ask a Naturalist. “Hibernation vs. Brumation vs. Estivation.” Discovery Place Nature, 13 January 2016. https://nature.discoveryplace.org/blog/ask-a-naturalist-hibernation-vs.-brumation-vs.-estivation.
- Campbell, Todd S. “Analyses of the Effects of an Lizard (Anolis sagrei) on a Native Lizard (Anolis carolinensis) in Florida, Using Islands as Experimental Units.” Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange, UT Knoxville, May 2000. https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/4722/.
- Corona, Lauren. “How [to] Find a Brown Anole’s Gender.” Pets on Mom.com. Accessed 20 September 2021. https://animals.mom.com/brown-anoles-gender-9525.html.
- Fisher, Samuel R. et al. “Establishment of Brown Anoles (Anolis Sagrei) Across a Southern California County and Potential Interactions with a Native Lizard Species.” PeerJ vol. 8 e8937 (8 April 2020). doi:10.7717/peerj.8937; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7150543/.
- “Digestive Tract – Carolina Anole” PDF https://vasd.instructure.com/courses/6421/files/84389/download?wrap=1
- Geisen, Michael and Chris Pearce. Everything You Need To Ace Science In One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Guide. New York: Workman Publishing, 2019.
- Griner, Allison. “3 Cuban Species Have Already Landed in Florida.” The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville, 22 August 2015. www.jacksonville.com/article/20150822/NEWS/801251692.
- Imbler, Sabrina. “How a Gecko from Africa Crossed the Atlantic Ocean.” New York Times, 3 August 2021. www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/science/african-house-geckos.html.
- Isham, Steven B. Anoles: Those Florida Yard Lizards.Orlando, FL: Commahawk, 2006.
- Kaplan, Melissa. “Reptile Skin Basics.” Anapsid.org, 1 January 2014. www.anapsid.org/basicdermatology.html.
- Kolbe, Jason J. et al. Field Identification Guide For The Anole Lizards Of Miami. Accessed 20 September 2021.
- Lailvaux, Simon P. “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Behavior, Morphology, and Population Structure in Urban and Natural Populations of Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) Lizards.” Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 25 September 2020. www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2020.570810/full.
- Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans (website). Accessed 20 September 2021. www.louisianamasternaturalistgno.org/.
- Magellan, Marta and Mauro Magellan. Anole Invasion. Lamont, PA: Eifrig Publishing, 2018.
- Mason, Benjamin. Brown Anole: The Complete Guide. 2019.
- Mayer, Gregory C. “A Brief History of Anoles in Research.” Anole Annals, 26 August 2011. www.anoleannals.org/2011/08/26/a-brief-history-of-anoles/.
- Moore, Ashli. “Surprises from the Anolis ‘Third Eye.’” Anole Annals, 1 September 2011. www.anoleannals.org/2011/09/01/surprises-from-the-anolis-third-eye/.
- Neal, Jennifer K. and Juli Wade. “Courtship and Copulation in the Adult Male Green Anole: Effects of Season, Hormone and Female Contact on Reproductive Behavior and Morphology.” Behavioural Brain Research vol. 177, 2 (2007): 177-85. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2006.11.035; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2892282/.
- New Yorker Magazine (@newyorkermag). “Everyone Has a Type.” Instagram photo, 22 May 2021. https://www.instagram.com/p/CPL0-SehoW0/.
- Purser, Phil. “Green Anole Care Sheet.” Reptiles Magazine, 10. April 2014. www.reptilesmagazine.com/green-anole-care-sheet/.
- Rheins, Jonathan. “Reptilian Brumation.” LLL Reptile. Accessed 20 September 2021. www.lllreptile.com/articles/126-reptilian-brumation/.
- Rivera, Michelle A. “Shedding vs. Molting.” Pets on Mom.com. Accessed 20 September 2021. https://animals.mom.com/shedding-vs-molting-3343.html.
- Roach, Margaret. “What You May Not Know About Poison Ivy.” New York Times, 12 May 2021. www.nytimes.com/2021/05/12/realestate/poison-ivy.html.
- Robinson, Beren W. and Will Jarvis. “The Extreme Tactic of Self-Amputation Means Survival in the Animal Kingdom.” The Conversation, 20 June 2019. https://theconversation.com/the-extreme-tactic-of-self-amputation-means-survival-in-the-animal-kingdom-118503.
- Rohrig, Brian. “Animal Survival in Extreme Temperatures.” American Chemical Society, October 2013. www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/past-issues/archive-2013-2014/animal-survival-in-extreme-temperatures.html.
- Scott, Gary. Green Anoles Care Guides. 2020.
- Smith, Brett. “Reptiles That Give Live Birth.” Sciencing, 25 July 2018. https://sciencing.com/reptiles-give-live-birth-8059548.html.
- Stuart, Yoel. “Invasive Species Trigger Rapid Evolution for Lizards in Florida.” The Conversation, 4 November 2014. https://theconversation.com/invasive-species-trigger-rapid-evolution-for-lizards-in-florida-33491.
- The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Ectotherm.” Encyclopedia Britannica, 6 September 2019. www.britannica.com/science/ectotherm.
- Williams, Florence. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2018.
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