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Somma, L. A. 2013. Geographic distribution: Anolis sagrei (Brown Anole). USA: Florida: Escambia Co. Herpetological Review 43(1):107.


Pensacola: Agriculture Interdiction Station 1-10, Station 19: 1-10 eastbound (30.54519°N, 87.35201°W, WGS84). 15 November 2012. Katrina Simmons and Randal St. Louis. Verified by Kenneth L. Krysko, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida (UF 169126). First county interdiction and westernmost vouchered specimen for the Florida Panhandle (Krysko et al. 2011. Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Florida. Final report, Project Agreement 080l3, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee. 524 pp.). Currently, A. sagrei is not known to be established in Escambia Co., but is present in adjacent Santa Rosa Co. and at least 54 other Florida counties (Krysko et al. 2011, op. cit.). One adult male was confiscated from a truck delivering horticultural plants from Alvin, Brazoria Co., Texas, where non-indigenous A. sagrei is previously established (McCoid 2006. Herpetol. Rev. 37:361). The specimen was originally turned in to Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville, Florida; Entomology Log No. E2012- 8695. The vehicle's destination was Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Co., Florida, where an established population of this Caribbean anole already exists (Krysko et al. 2011, op. cit.), and potentially could have contributed to the known genetic admixture among various invasive populations (Kolbe et al. 2004. Nature 431:177- 181; Kolbe et al. 2008. BioI. Lett. 4:434-437). I thank Dyrana Russell for details regarding confiscation locality.