Photo: Brown lizard shows off its fascinating orange throat

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brown anole (Anolis sager)

credit: Donald Quintana

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This lizard is called a brown anole (Anolis sager), but it has one very colorful feature. The flap of skin along this animal’s throat is called a dewlap. This one was photographed in Kauai, although the species is non-native in Hawaii. They originally come from Cuba and the Bahamas, but have been introduced to many parts of the U.S. “There must be thousands of these little brown anoles running around the gardens of the resort we are staying at here on Kauai,” writes photographer Donald Quintana.

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