Carara - Dry forest anole with dewlap (Costa Rica)
A male dry forest anole (norops cupreus) in the rain forest of Carara national park in Costa Rica. Anoles are small and common lizards which eat insects and other invertebrates. They have dewlaps, made of erectile cartilage, that extend from their neck/throat areas. Especially males have a large and colorful dewlap which they show to females in breeding season.