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Brazilian Bush Anole close-up Tis one was sitting in the middle of the road as we drove up and happily just stayed there for pictures. The local guide identified it for us as this, so I am pretty sure about the identification - unless our Herp expert wants to differ. Anole,Brazil,Brazilian Bush Anole,Cerrado,Geotagged,Lizard,Polychrus acutirostris,Serra da Canastra,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Brazilian Bush Anole close-up

Tis one was sitting in the middle of the road as we drove up and happily just stayed there for pictures. The local guide identified it for us as this, so I am pretty sure about the identification - unless our Herp expert wants to differ.

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  1. I like it when they are so obliging. Definitely a Polychrus acutirostris. It seems unusual to find this arboreal species in the road. Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks John - you were the Herp Expert I mentioned. A very cool lizard that did the "Moon walk" to get away like a Chameleon. Posted 6 months ago
      1. I've seen a good number of chameleons do that crazy walk across roads in Madagascar, so I guess maybe it's not so unusual for this kind of slow-moving arboreal lizard to walk across a road. Posted 6 months ago
    2. The even stranger thing about this arboreal species is that this wasn't a road in the middle of a forest, rather a road in a savanna (Brazilian Cerrado) with almost no trees! Posted 5 months ago
      1. That is odd indeed! Perhaps it thinks it is in Australia and has gone on walkabout. Posted 5 months ago

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Brazilian Bush Anole (Polychrus acutirostris) is a member of the only extant genus of polychrotid lizards in the word.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Oct 20, 2018. Captured Sep 29, 2018 14:44 in MG-341, São Roque de Minas - MG, 37928-000, Brazil.
  • DC-TZ202
  • f/6.4
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO320
  • 132mm