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Common name
Grenada tree anole (English)
Anolis occipitalis , Gray, 1840
Anolis stenodactylus , Gray, 1840
Ptychonotus (Ctenodeira) richardii , Fitzinger, 1843
Anolis trossulus , Garman, 1887
Anolis richardi , Schwatrz & Henderson, 1991
Anolis richardi , Dumeril & Bibron 1837: 141
Anolis richardii , Boulenger 1885: 37
Anolis trossulus , Barbour 1916
Anolis richardii , Lazell 1972
Anolis richardii , Nicholson et al. 2005
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A pair of Anolis richardii was intentionally released into a garden in David Simonstraat, Rainville District on the northern edge of Paramaribo in May, 1973. In January, 1974, at least ten juveniles were seen on Hibiscus shrubs growing against a wall of a house and until the Hibiscus shrubs were cleared in September 1976, adult specimens were regularly observed there. Since then, A. richardii has not been seen; it is thought that while a viable population was formed for a short time, A. richardii was unable to adapt when its preferred habitat was destroyed and subsequently became extinct.
A pair of Anolis richardii were reported to have been intentionally released into a garden in Suriname (Hoogmoed, 1981).

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Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment


Publication date: 2010-09-03

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2021) Species profile: Anolis richardii. Downloaded from on 28-09-2021.

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IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
Summary: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
General information
Gorman, George C., Y. J. Kim, S. Y. Yang, 1978. The Genetics of Colonization: Loss of Variability among Introduced Populations of Anolis Lizards (Reptilia, Lacertilia, Iguanidae). Journal of Herpetology, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb. 27, 1978), pp. 47-51
Reptiles Database, 2010. Anolis richardii Dumeril & Bibron, 1837
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Anolis richardii
Grenada tree anole
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Recommended citation
(2021). Anolis richardii. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).