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Anolis ernestwilliamsi LAZELL, 1983

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesCarrot Rock's anole, Ernest's Anole 
SynonymAnolis ernestwilliamsi LAZELL 1983: 102
Anolis ernestwilliamsi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 258
Anolis ernestwilliamsi — BRANDLEY & DE QUEIROZ 2004
Ctenonotus ernestwilliamsi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionPuerto Rico Bank, British Virgin Islands

Type locality: Carrot Rock, south of Peter Island, British Virgin Islands, 18°19’45’’N. 64°34’19’’ W, Caribbean Sea. Map legend:
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TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: MCZ 1S8395. 
CommentFor illustrations see Lazell, 1983.
Ecomorph class: trunk-ground.

Species group: Ctenonotus cristatellus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
  • Brandley, M.C. & De Queiroz, K. 2004. Phylogeny, ecomorphological evolution, and historical biogeography of the Anolis cristatellus series. Herpetological Monographs 18: 90-126 - get paper here
  • Cooper Jr., W.E. 2005. Duration of movement as a lizard foraging movement variable. Herpetologica 61 (4): 363-372 - get paper here
  • Lazell, J. D., Jr. 1983. Biogeography of the herpetofauna of the British Virgin Islands, with description of a new anole (Sauria: Iguanidae), p. 99-1 17. In A. G. J. Rhodin and K. Miyata (eds.), Advances in Herpetology and Evolutionary Biology. Essays in Honor of Ernest E. W Mus. Comp. Zool., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 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
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Roughgarden, J. 1995. Anolis Lizards of the Caribbean: Ecology, Evolution, and Plate Tectonics. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 200 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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