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Pinocchio anole (Anolis proboscis). Mindo, Ecuador.

Probably my most FAVORITE reptile find in Ecuador! This lizard is very rare and was thought to be extinct. These slow moving lizards are very hard to spot high up in the trees. We were extremely lucky this male Pinocchio Anole was on a plant low to the ground. We spent a few hours one day looking for these lizards with no luck. On our last day in Mindo we gave it another shot and we are glad we did!