Pholidoscelis plei

Pholidoscelis plei

Pholidoscelis plei, Anguilla bank ameiva, Caribbean ameiva

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Pholidoscelis plei

Pholidoscelis plei, known commonly as the Anguilla Bank ameiva or the Caribbean ameiva, is a species of lizard in the family Teiidae. The species is found on the Caribbean islands of Anguilla, Saint Martin, and Saint Barthélemy in the Lesser Antilles. Its coloration and markings vary between each island population. Two subspecies are recognized as being valid, including the nominotypical subspecies.

Animal name origin

The specific name, plei, is in honor of French botanist Auguste Plée.

Distribution

Geography

The natural habitats of P. plei are forest and marine intertidal.

Habits and Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

P. plei is oviparous.

References

1. Pholidoscelis plei Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pholidoscelis_plei
2. Pholidoscelis plei on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/50009857/121642863

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