Anolis apletophallus KÖHLER & SUNYER, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis apletophallus?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Anolis apletophallus KÖHLER & SUNYER 2008|
Anolis limifrons — BOCOURT 1873 (part)
Anolis limifrons — DUNN 1930 (part)
Anolis limifrons — BARBOUR 1934 (part)
Anolis limifrons — BREDER 1946 (part)
Norops apletophallus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
|Distribution||Panama (Panamá Province)|
Type locality: Panama City, Metropolitan National Park (8°58’60’’N, 79°32’46’’W), 45 m elevation, Panamá Province, Panama.
|Types||Holotype: SMF 85307, an adult collected 26 January 2006 by Gunther Köhler, Javier Sunyer, Abel A. Batista R. and Marcos Ponce. Field tag number GK 1672.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A medium-sized species (SVL in largest specimen 47.0 mm) of the genus Anolis (sensu Poe, 2004) that is most similar in external morphology to a cluster of Central American species that are long-legged (longest toe of adpressed hindlimb reaches to mid-eye or beyond), have a single elongated prenasal scale, smooth to slightly keeled ventral scales, and slender habitus, often delicate (i.e., Anolis dollfusianus, A. limifrons, A. ocelloscapularis, A. rodriguezii, A. yoroen- sis, A. zeus). Within this cluster of species, A. apletophallus is most similar to A. limifrons from which it is readily distinguished by hemipenis morphology: hemipenis small and unilobed in A. limifrons, large and bilobed in A. apletophallus (Fig. 6). Anolis apletophallus differs from the remaining species in this cluster by the following characteristics (con- dition for A. apletophallus in parentheses): Anolis dollfusianus: Hemipenis unilobed (bilobed); ventrals weakly keeled and slightly imbricate (smooth and non-imbricate). Anolis ocelloscapularis: Ventrals weakly keeled and slightly imbricate (smooth and non-imbricate); an ocellated shoulder spot present (absent). Anolis rodriguezii: Ventrals weakly keeled and slightly imbricate (smooth and non-imbricate). Anolis yoroensis: Ventrals weakly keeled and slightly imbricate (smooth and non-imbricate). Anolis zeus: Hemipenis unilobed (bilobed); male dewlap uniformly dull white (almost uniformly orange) [from KÖHLER & SUNYER 2008].|
|Comment||Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)|
|Etymology||The name apletophallus is formed from the Greek words apletos (immense) and phallos (penis) and is used as a noun in apposition.|
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