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Anolis dunni SMITH, 1936

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Dunn's Anole
S: Abaniquillo de Dunn 
SynonymAnolis dunni SMITH 1936
Anolis gadovii — SMITH 1933
Anolis dunni — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 61
Anolis dunni — DUELLMAN 1961
Anolis dunni — FITCH 1970
Anolis dunni — LIEB 1981
Norops dunni — LINER 1994
Anolis dunni — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops dunni — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis dunni — KÖHLER et al. 2014: 137 
DistributionMexico (Guerrero)

Type locality: between Rincón and Cajones, Guerrero [now called Agua del Obispo]  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100109 (was EHT-HMS 1506) 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS. Resembling Anolis gadovii Boulenger, in most characters, differingin possessing widely separated, narrow and ill-defined frontal ridges; nares vertically compressed; supraorbital semicircles broadly in contact, separated from the supraocularsby a single series of scales; a large, single series of scales between the occipital plate and the supraorbital semicircles; dewlap reddish. [for further details SMITH refers to SMITH 1933: 315 where he called this species A. gadovii].

Diagnosis. A moderate-sized to moderately large species (SVL in largest male 58.5 mm, largest female 51.0 mm) of the genus Anolis (sensu Poe 2004) that differs from all other Mexican and Central American congeners except A. gadovii, A. liogaster, A. omiltemanus, A. peucephilus, and A. taylori by having (1) smooth ventral scales; (2) an oval patch of usually three greatly enlarged supraorbital scales; (3) a pair of greatly enlarged postcloacal scales in males. Anolis dunni differs from A. liogaster, A. omiltemanus, and A. peucephilus by having the middorsal scales not or only 2-4 rows slightly enlarged (vs. 10–15 rows of dorsal scales moderately enlarged in A. liogaster, A. omiltemanus, and A. peucephilus) and by having a pinkish to orange red male dewlap with semicircular pale streaks and blotches (vs. uniform purple to pink in A. liogaster, and uniform orange yellow in A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus). Also, A. dunni has longer hind legs than A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus with the longest toe of adpressed hind leg usually reaching to a point between ear and eye or to posterior border of eye, rarely to ear opening or to mideye (vs. to level of ear opening or to a point between shoulder and ear opening in A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus) and usually only a single pair of greatly enlarged sublabial scales in contact with infralabial scales (vs. usually two pairs in A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus). Anolis dunni differs from A. gadovii by having shorter hind legs with the longest toe of adpressed hind leg usually reaching to a point between ear and eye or to posterior border of eye, rarely to ear opening or to mideye (vs. to level of mideye or anterior border of eye in A. gadovii), absence of a bold reticulated body pattern (vs. such a pattern present in A. gadovii), and a pinkish to orange red male dewlap with semicircular pale streaks and blotches (vs. pink to purple in A. gadovii). Anolis dunni differs from A. taylori by the lack of a bold color pattern consisting of contrasting white longitudinal body stripes in large males (vs. such a contrasting pattern usually present in adult males in A. taylori) and by having a red or orange red male dewlap with yellow or whitish markings (vs. red with bold bluish purple semicircular markings in adult males in A. taylori). (KÖHLER et al. 2014). 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
EtymologyNamed after Emmett Reid Dunn (1894-1956) [obituary in Schmidt 1957: 75]. 
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  • Duellman, W.E. 1961. The amphibians and reptiles of Michoacan, Mexico. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 15 (1) 148 pp. - get paper here
  • Fitch, H. S. 1970. Reproductive cycles of lizards and snakes. Misc. Publ. Univ. Kans. Mus. Nat. Hist. 52: 1-247 - get paper here
  • KÖHLER, GUNTHER 2014. Characters of external morphology used in Anolis taxonomy—Definition of terms, advice on usage, and illustrated examples. Zootaxa 3774 (2): 201–257 - get paper here
  • KÖHLER, GUNTHER; RAÚL GÓMEZ TREJO PÉREZ, CLAUS BO P. PETERSEN & FAUSTO R. MÉNDEZ DE LA CRUZ 2014. A revision of the Mexican Anolis (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae) from the Pacific versant west of the Isthmus de Tehuantepec in the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Puebla, with the description of six new species. Zootaxa 3862 (1): 001–210 - get paper here
  • Nicholson, K.E. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis and a test of the current infrageneric classification of Norops (beta Anolis). Herpetological Monographs 16: 93-120 - get paper here
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E.; BRIAN I. CROTHER, CRAIG GUYER & JAY M. SAVAGE 2012. It is time for a new classification of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Zootaxa 3477: 1–108
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  • Schmidt, K.P. 1957. Emmett Reid Dunn, 1894-1956. Copeia 1957 (2): 75-77 - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M. 1936. A New Anolis from Mexico. Copeia 1936 (1): 9 - get paper here
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