Posted by ALanolis on February 26, 2003 at 12:48:14:
I'm assuming Anoles in fact have similar setae on their toe pads as most geckos? If so, I speculate that it's no where near as complex. Observing a colleagues Tokay geckos, I noticed their ability to climb vertically smooth surfaces including glass, wood, rocks, and even painted walls were absolutely outstanding. Anoles on the other hand, seem to have minor difficultly mimicking such tasks. Most Anoles I see cannot remain static on vertical surfaces for very long, especially glass.
Is my assumption of weaker setae, possibly due to fewer spatulae, anywhere near accurate??