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Laemanctus serratus


Scientific name:  Laemanctus serratus


Disribution:  Yucatan peninsula.  Low and moderate elevations on the Gulf slope from southern Tamaulipas and Pacific slope from Oaxaca, south and eastward into the interior of Yucatan.

Habitat:  Lowland tropical forest, deciduous forest.  Inhabits tree trunks, lianas, shrubs and heights of 1-2 meters.  

Brief description:  130mm with a total length of 390-420mm.  A bright green body color with lateral colored stripes of brown, black, and white.  The head has a triangular shape scales that form a serrated edge.  Very spectacular!   A gregarious species that enjoys their owner, especially at feeding time.  Can be kept as pairs or groups in a well planted vivarium with plenty of branches and vertical plants.  Needs a hot spot of 110F.  Diet should vary with insects.  Females lay two clutches per season with 4-8 eggs per clutch.  Still uncommon in captivity.

      

         




Petrosaurus thalassinus


Scientific name:  Petrosaurus thalassinus


Distribution:  Baja Mexico.  Cape region, BCS and on Isla Partida Sur and Isla Espiritu Santo in the Gulf.

Habitat:  Utilizes rock outcrops  and dead trees.

Brief description:  Total length of 17 inches for males and 12-13 inches for females.  Bright colored with shades of baby blue, yellow and black bars on spots.  Will sport red or orange on the head and shoulders.  One of the most beautiful lizards to be kept in captivity.  Can be maintained in a desert vivarium with plenty of rocks and branches.  Needs good UVB lights and a hot spot of 110F during the day.  Will consume various insects.  Grows at a slower pace than other lizards of the Genus.  Females lay one clutch in the spring and babies are tiny replicas of the adults. 

 



Anolis baracoae

 

Scientific name:  Anolis baracoae


Distribution:  Cuba.  Vicinity of Baracoa in the Province of Guantanamo.

Habitat:  High in trees, edges of towns in disturbed vegetation, along rivers.  Juveniles live in thick brush.

Brief description:  SVL 16 cm and a total length of 45 cm.  Both sexes have a bright green body color with shades of browns, blue spots, and orange spots and lines.  Males dewlap is reddish and the females is light pink.  A larger species of Anolis that needs a high vertical tropical vivarium with plenty of live plants, branches, and mist system.

Both sexes should be kept together year round and females lay one single egg pr clutch.  Babies hatch out in 50-65 days.  A beautiful species to keep and breed.  Still uncommon in collections.