Thank you for visiting Smiling Lizard Research!

This site is not comprehensive - in fact, it barely
scratches the surface of the diverse natural history
of the Virgin Islands.

The following references were used to create this site,
as well as personal experiences and communications
from individuals with experience involving the described plants and animals.

Any errors or inaccuracies on this site are the sole responsibility of the author.

Picture of juvenile green iguana (Iguana iguana) watching Venus transit between the Earth and Sun.


Arnett, R.H., Jr. and Jacques, R.L., Jr., 1981 Simon & Schuster's Guide to Insects. Simon & Schuster.

Barlow, V., 1993 The Nature of the Islands: plants and animals of the Eastern Caribbean. Chris Doyle Publishing.

Dammann, A.E. and Nellis, D.W., 1992 A Natural History Atlas to the Cays of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Pineapple Press, Inc.

Department of the Interior National Park Service Southeast Region, 2002  Sustained Reduction of Non-native Rats,
Cats, and Mongooses From Virgin Islands National Park Final Environmental Assessment.  

Evans, P., 1990 Birds of the Eastern Caribbean. Macmillan Education Limited.

ffrench, Richard, 1973 A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Livingston Publishing Company.

MacLean, W.P., 1982 Reptiles and Amphibians of the Virgin Islands. Macmillan Education Limited.

Mattison, C. 1994 A Practical Guide to Exotic Pets.  Courage Books.

Nellis, D.W., 1999 Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands Wildlife Viewing Guide. Falcon Publishing, Inc.

Parker, H.W. and Grandison, A.G.C.  1977 Snakes - A Natural History. Cornell University Press.

Raffaele, H.A., 1989 A Guide to the Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Princeton University Press.

Schwartz, A.S. and Henderson, R.W., 1991 Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions, Distributions, and
Natural History. Unversity of Florida Press.

Seddon, S.A. and Lennox, G.W., 1980 Trees of the Caribbean. Macmillan Education Limited.

Stiling, P.D., 1986 Butterflies and Other Insects of the Eastern Caribbean. The Macmillon Press Limited.

This website is dedicated to all the
people born in the Virgin Islands

Jack - born  January 15, 2005 in the Roy L. Schneider hospital on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

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