I graduated from Auburn at the end of 2018. Since, I’ve been spending time with my parents, visiting friends, and traveling.
Currently, I’m in Kingston (Jamaica) helping James Stroud a postdoctoral fellow in the Losos Lab set up his project on this wonderful island.
This is the first Caribbean country I’ve ever been to and it’s a privilege to see meet the people and see wildlife here. Among the fauna of interest are five species of anoles (in the Anolis or Norops genus if you go by Nicholson et al. 2018) and birds that cannot be found naturally elsewhere. Here are photos of (left)_ opalinus and (right) grahami_:
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Other species of anoles include lineatopus, valenciani (the twig anole baby picture below), and reconditus (this one we haven’t seen)!
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I also spotted a Northern potoo (Nyctibius jamaicensis), which was very well camouflaged as a tree stump! Follow @derpetology on Instagram by Jon Suh for some fantastic photos of animals we found during this trip.