The Knight Anole (Anolis equestris) is a species of lizard in the Polychrotidae family, and the largest species of anole. Other common names include Cuban Night Anole or just Cuban Anole. It is native to Cuba, but has been introduced into Miami-Dade (including Miami Beach), Broward, and Palm Beach Counties of Florida. It grows to a length of 13 to 20 inches. It is fiercely territorial. Aggressive to anything that enters its territory, the Knight Anole will face almost any intruder it perceives to be a threat.
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