Anolis anatoloros UGUETO, RIVAS, BARROS, SÁNCHEZ-PACHECO & GARCÍA-PÉREZ, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis anatoloros?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Anolis anatoloros UGUETO,RIVAS, BARROS, SÁNCHEZ-PACHECO & GARCÍA-PÉREZ 2007|
Dactyloa anatoloros — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
|Distribution||Venezuela (Barinas, Portuguesa, Trujillo)|
Type locality: 1.5 above ground on San Isidro, Barinas (8° 50’ 83” N, 70° 34’ 23” W, 1480 m elevation, Venezuela.
|Types||Holotype: MHNLS 17872, an adult male (Fig. 5), collected 10 June 2006 by J. M. Guayasamín and C. L. Barrio-Amorós.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis.—A medium-sized anole with males reaching maximum SVL of 68 mm and females 66 mm. Head with moderately large, smooth or weakly keeled scales; supraocular semicircles usually distinct and separated by 0–1 scales; a series of 1–3 bordering the upper margin of the supraciliar series (first one or occasion- ally second one conspicuously large); 0–1 scales between interparietal and supraorbital semicircles; scales around interparietal large, including those posterior to it. Dorsal scales small, weakly keeled; an enlarged double row is present in males; a tall nuchal fold is present in males, which continues along the vertebral region of dorsum; ventrals larger than dorsals, smooth, squarish or roundish. Tibia 0.20–0.22 times SVL; digital expansions well developed and distinct. Males yellow green with some dark reticulations; females with a light vertebral stripe bordered by very dark stripes or with conspicuous vertebral dark bands that extend considerably onto the flanks. Dewlap in males turquoise blue becoming green peripherally with greenish scales; in female dark brown with black spots and pale scales.|
|Comment||Habitat: premontane wet forests of the eastern Andean piedmont; a likely a vicariant of A. jacare. The two species differ in dewlap and body coloration as well as in certain details of the head squamation. A. anatoloros is characterized by a turquoise green dewlap, large scales bordering the inner margin of the supraciliar series, usually a higher number of suboculars in contact with supralabials and large scales around the interparietal.|
Species groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).