Anolis hyacinthogularis TORRES-CARVAJAL, AYALA-VARELA, LOBOS, POE & NARVÁEZ, 2017
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis hyacinthogularis?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Blue dewlap anole |
Spanish: Anolis de saco azul
|Synonym||Anolis hyacinthogularis TORRES-CARVAJAL, AYALA-VARELA, LOBOS, POE & NARVÁEZ 2017|
Anolis hyacintogularis — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 (in error)
|Distribution||S Ecuador (elevation 1440 - 1845 m)|
Type locality: Ecuador, Provincia Zamora Chinchipe, San Francisco Research Station, 03.971°S, 79.082°W, WGS84, 1441 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: QCAZ 14136 (Figure 1), adult male, 13 September 2015, collected by Andrea Narváez and Leonardo Cedeño. Paratypes (4): ECUADOR: Provincia Zamora Chinchipe: QCAZ 14135, juvenile female, same data as holotype, except 3.973°S, 79.078°W, 1823 m, 9 September 2015; QCAZ 14137, juvenile male, same data as holotype, except 3.973°S, 79.088°W, 1845 m, 15 September 2015; QCAZ 14450–51, adult males, San Francisco Research Station, 03.972°S, 79.084°W, 1919 m, 15 January 2016, collected by Fernando Ayala, Steven Poe and Chris Anderson.|
|Diagnosis||Anolis hyacinthogularis differs from other species of Anolis (clade Dactyloa) from Ecuador and Peru, except Anolis dissimilis, Anolis festae and Anolis nigrolineatus, by possessing a long tail, small size (SVL < 60 mm), short dewlap extending to the level of the arms, smooth head scales and by lacking a rostral proboscis. It differs from A. festae and A. nigrolineatus in lacking a black ventral stripe on the dewlap in males (dewlap stripe present in these species). Anolis hyacinthogularis is distinguished from A. dissimilis by having sky blue dewlap skin with horizontal rows of whitish cream scales agglomerated at the base in males (white to cream dewlap in males of A. dissimilis); seven or eight supralabials from snout to below centre of eye (11 in A. dissimilis), and a shorter head.|
The ND2 distance value (0.274) between A. hyacinthogularis and its closest relative Anolis calimae is comparable to DNA divergences between other species pairs of Anolis (Supplemental material).
|Etymology||The specific epithet hyacinthogularis alludes to the blue dewlap of the male and derives from the Latin words hyacinthus (=blue), and gula (=throat).|