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Ground Anole

(Anolis humilis)

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The Ground Anole is also called Humble Anole. A small, stout-bodied lizard, dark brown or brownish olive with a wide light or bronze stripe running down its back with, usually, V-shaped markings; males with red-orange and yellow throat fan; brown eyes; to 4 cm (1.5in), plus tail. (Galleguillode Hojarasca).


Low and middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and southern Pacilic slopes; found in the leaf litter, especially near buttresses of large trees in forests and tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
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.

Ground Anole (Anolis humilis), Costa Rica