The Puerto Rican lizard, "Anolis cristatellus", has two populations, one living in dry forests (Guánica, Aguirre, Boquerón and Ceiba) and one living in humid forests (Guajataca, Cambalache, La Vega and Mata de Plátano). Those living in dry forests are reaching their maximum temperature and could be a victim of climate change.
En nuestro patio hemos tenido que disminuir la siembra de hortalizas , plantas ornamentales y frutales debido a que las iguanas,especialmente las pequeñas, se comen las flores de los frutos. Este año el árbol de mangó no produjo !ninguno!! Igual ha pasado con las guanábanas y limones. Más me extranó que se comieran las matas de "ibiscus".
A study conducted by a group of puertorican scientists, guided by Dr. Manuel Leal studied how different body temperatures affects the running speed of the lizards in the dry forest in Puerto Rico.
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