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Big-headed Anole

(Anolis capito)

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The Big-headed Anole is also called Pug-nosed Anole. Mid-sized greenish-yellow, greenish-brown, brown, or tan lizard with spots, streaks, bars, and / or mottling; distinct neck; some females with wide light or light and dark stripes down back; male throat sac greenish yellow; to about 10cm (4in), plus very longtail. (Lagartija, Galleguillo).


Low and middle elevation wet forests; found on trees and ground; day-active.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Big-headed Anole (Anolis capito), Costa Rica