This is a striking variation on the Anolis lizard theme with an extended premaxilla/snout. Meet Anolis proboscis, aka the Pinocchio lizard. This trait is restricted to males and this species was thought to be extinct for several decades. Click here or on the image to learn more.
The image comes from the Luke Mahler website. Dr. Mahler is a former student of Jonathan Losos, now at Harvard, formerly of Washington University, here in St. Louis. Jonathan’s work with Anolis has shed new light on the process of evolution.