Bruce Jayne

Anolis sagrei

Filename: as19-01-45
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Polychrotidae
Species: Anolis sagrei (brown anole)
ANIMAL SIZE - Snout-vent length: 5.5 cm Mass: 5.0g
SPEED - of locomotion: 57 cm/sec
TEMPERATURE: 35 degrees C
Time between successive images of video clip: 0.004 sec

Comments: Right lateral and dorsal mirror (right hind limb painted) view of lizard running on perch with 1.0 cm diameter inclined uphill at 45°.
Distance between vertical lines on the perch 5 cm.
This is the narrowest perch for which we have obtained footage and the knee is flexed markedly at footfall to make contact with the perch.
Click here to view article by Spezzano & Jayne (2004) J. Exp. Biol. (full text Adobe .pdf format 542Kb) on the effects of perch diameter and incline for this species.

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