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Maurice Pudlo
Re: Blue Phase Green Anole
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:19

I do not believe you need a female Yellow Phase Green Anole, it would surely simplify things and move your project along.

Please take a look at the following and just consider what I'm suggesting, I mean no insult and do not claim to know this is the genetic workings of all Green Anole Morphs, it is what I suppose based on what available information I have access to.

In looking at the potential visual morphs for Green Anoles I find the following potentials;

Melanistic Yellow (missing Cyanophores)
Melanistic Blue (missing Xanthophores)
Melanistic (missing Cyanophores + Xanthophores)
Amelanistic (missing Melanophores)
Amelanastic Blue Phase (missing Melanophores + Xanthophores)
Amelanistic Yellow Phase (missing Melanophores + Cyanophores)
Amelanistic White Phase (missing Melanophores + Cyanophores + Xanthophores)

You have mentioned on a number of posts that the traits could be sex linked, I am not currently aware of any sex linked morphs in reptiles; parthenogenesis is the only sex linked event I am aware of that occurs in reptiles (geckos, lizards, snakes, and monitors all have species that reproduce this way)

I am no taxonomist, yet it seems relavant to this discussion that iguanas are closely related to green anoles at the suborder and above levels in most taxonomy literature, and that there are morphs which are clearly identical to those we know of in the green anole family.

This brings me to Tom Crutchfield, he works with iguanas and various morphs of that species, have you spoke to him? He may be able to shed some light on the subject.

Maurice Pudlo

  • Blue Phase Green AnoleBob Carmany, Mon Dec 26 17:34
    A true blue phase would be missing both yellow and brown. It would be the same situation as the yellow phase genetically. The only solution that I can see is breeding to like morph. There is a bloke... more
    • Re: Blue Phase Green Anole — Maurice Pudlo, Tue Dec 27 10:19
      • Blue Phase Green AnoleMaurice Pudlo , Sun Apr 8 21:48
        April 7, we just produced our first offspring from the pairing of our blue phase green anole female to a southern green anole male with a yellow dewlap (now a recognized subspecies). We hope to back... more
        • Re: Blue Phase Green AnoleRoxane Babin, Wed Apr 11 06:28
          Wow this is great news! Yellow dewlap you mean A. carolinensis seminolus? I love this subspecies, it has amazing morphological traits. But I wonder why did you choose a male seminolus over a... more
          • Re: Blue Phase Green AnoleMaurice Pudlo , Wed Apr 11 08:50
            Yes, the male is A.c.s., he was purchased along with the female and they were shipped together. It would not have been my first choice as I am unsure of her age. Regardless, having already been... more
            • Re: Blue Phase Green AnoleMaurice Pudlo , Wed Apr 11 08:58
              I have lines of both A.c.s. and A.c.c. that I have been trying to use to produce this color phase. The number of years I have been working on this is just crazy. I believe the A.c.s. would work well... more
      • Blue Phase AnolesBob Carmany, Tue Dec 27 10:37
        Quite frankly, until I finally get through the genetic material that I found on the Green Anole Genome site, I won't know exacly where the locus (or loci) for the various color strata are located.... more
        • Blue Phase Green AnoleMaurice Pudlo, Mon Mar 11 13:43
          Bob, If you have a moment please Email me at, I have some information for you on the blue phase project you may find interesting. Maurice
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