Anolis lineatus has no distinct nuchal or dorsal crest consisting of high, pointed scales; its scales on the upper surface of the snout are smooth (Hoogmoed, 1981). The tail has a serrated crest and the tibia in adult specimens is shorter than the distance between the tip of the snout and the posterior margin of the ear (Hoogmoed, 1981). Body colour is grey with two longitudinal black stripes on the flanks and the dewlap is yellowish-orange with a black centre (Hoogmoed, 1981).
In the garden on Suriname where Anolis lineatus had established a viable population, it was noted that they inhabited wooden and concrete poles of a fence and tree trunks (Hoogmoed, 1981). In its native range on Curacao, A. lineatus is known to occupy tree trunks in original vegetation as well as urban settings on fences, gardens and walls (Hoogmoed, 1981).
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: 2010-09-09
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