Anolis jacare BOULENGER, 1903
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|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Jacare Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis jacare BOULENGER 1903: 482|
Anolis jacare — PETERS et al. 1970: 56
Anolis nigropunctatus WILLIAMS 1974
Dactyloa jacare — SAVAGE & GUYER 1989: 108
Dactyloa nigropunctata — SAVAGE & GUYER 1989: 108
Anolis nigropunctatus — LA MARCA & SORIANO 2004
Anolis jacare — UGUETO ET AL. 2007
Anolis nigropunctatus — ROJAS-RUNJAIC et al. 2007
Dactyloa jacare — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
|Distribution||Venezuela (Trujillo, Mérida, Táchira, Zulia), E Colombia; elevation 1400–2200 m.|
Type locality: Mérida, Venezuela, elevation 1600 m.
nigropunctatus: NE Colombia, W Venezuela; Type locality: Colombia, Norte de Santander, El Diamante. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 19184.108.40.206-84 (formerly BMNH 1903.4.28.3-7)|
Holotype: ILS 21 [nigropunctatus]
|Comment||Anolis nigropunctatus WILLIAMS 1974 has been synonymized with A. jacare by Ugueto et al. (2007).|
Diagnosis.—A medium-sized anole with males reaching maximum SVL of 74.5 mm and females 68 mm. Head with moderately large, smooth or weakly keeled scales; supraocular semicircles usually distinct and separated by 0–2 scales; usually 3–5 small scales above supraciliar series, occasionally 3rd–4th enlarged; 0–4 scales between interparietal and supraorbital semicircles; scales around interparietal small, particularly those immediately posterior to it. Dorsal scales small, smooth or weakly keeled; an enlarged double row is frequently present, specially on males; a low, simple nuchal fold is present in males, that extends along the vertebral region of dorsum; ventrals larger than dorsals, smooth, squarish or roundish. Tibia 0.18–0.22 times SVL; digital expansions well developed and distinct. Males brownish, grayish or yellowish (sometimes with a greenish cast) frequently with a strongly dark reticulated pattern, usually becoming dotted posteriorly; females with a broad light vertebral stripe bordered by darker stripes or with short vertebral dark bands that do not usually extend conspicuously onto the flanks. Dewlap in males: yellow-ochre or orange-yellow with pale or dark scales; in female brownish, yellowish, greenish or grayish with dark spots and pale scales.
Species groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).
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