Atlas of Reptiles in Tennessee
Anolis carolinensis (Voigt) – Green Anole
Anolis carolinensis (Voigt) – Green Anole

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     Exact locality, based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
     Exact locality, based on literature record believed valid
     Approximate locality based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
     Approximate locality based on literature record believed valid
     County record only, based on specimens or photographs examined
     County record only, based on literature report believed valid
     Type locality
?      Questionable and/or problematic record

Taxonomy: Two subspecies of this Anole are recognized (de Queiroz and Reeder 2012), but only A. c. carolinensis (Northern Green Anole) occurs in Tennessee (Conant and Collins 1998). 

Distribution: The Northern Green Anole occurs in Tennessee’s southern tier and scattered adjacent counties from Hardeman County to Polk County, and northward along the North Carolina border from Polk County to Sevier County. 

Museum Records by Counties: Blount—APSU 5289; GSMNP 3812, 3814, 3816-3819; UMMZ 142410; UTKVZC 3425, 3426.  Franklin—MCZ 60865.  GrundyMCZ 65524, 65525.  Hamilton—APSU 19558.  Hardeman—UMMZ 97481.  Hardin—APSU 12031, 12034, 12827.  Hickman—APSU 17487, 17688; LSUMZ 35500.  Lewis—APSU 18210.  Marion—APSU 17636.  McNairy—APSU 19175.  Monroe—APSU 14415; FLMNH 22418, 22419; UTKVZC 3262-3269.  Perry—APSU 12032, 12033.  Polk—FLMNH 22417; LSUMZ 15355; UMMZ 125282; USNM 103117, 162339.  RheaFLMNH 22420.  SevierAPSU 19624; GSMNP 3815, 11109; USNM 120122.  Wayne—USNM 103129, 103130. 

Literature Sources by Counties:  Blount—Jones and Ressler (1927), King (1939), Huheey and Stupka (1967), Wilson and Echternacht (1987), Truett (1993), Michaud and Echternacht (1995), Smith et al. (2002), Tollis et al. (2012), Campbell-Staton et al. (2012), Goodman et al. (2013), Jaffee et al. (2015), Manthey et al. (2016).  Bradley—Gentry (1956).  Chester—Endsley (1954).  Franklin—Gentry (1956).  Giles—Gentry (1956).  Hamilton—Jones and Ressler (1927), Gentry (1956), Bridges et al. (1984).  Hardeman—Norton and Harvey (1975).  Hardin—Cahn (1939), Truett (1993), Campbell-Staton et al. (2012), Goodman et al. (2013).  Hickman—Anderson (2004).  Lawrence—Gentry (1956).  Lincoln—Gentry (1956).  Marion—Gentry (1956), Bridges et al. (1984), Truett (1993).  McNairy—Nelson et al. (2012).  Monroe—Wade et al. (1983), Smith et al. (2002), Bishop and Echternacht (2003), Bishop and Echternacht (2004).  Polk—Cochran (1938), Gentry (1956), Hughes and Parmalee (1993), Truett (1993).  Sevier—Jones and Ressler (1927), Huheey and Stupka (1967).  Wayne—Cochran (1938), Gentry (1956). 

Questionable and/or Erroneous Records: None. 

Conservation Status: None.

Posted: 21 August 2008

Latest Revision: 27 January 2017


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