Ctenonotus cristatellus

This Polychrotid is a non-native to Costa Rica but is extremely common in parts of the Caribbean coast. It’s native to various Caribbean islands, such as Puerto Rico and Hispanola, and this one was caught outside Cahuita.  The males not only develop a large, colorful dewlap, but also a crested tail, giving it the species epithet cristatellus.  It’s fairly large and relatively distinctive in shape, similar to Norops capito.

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