|Comment||Synonymy partly after LAZELL 1972. Anolis leachii has been synonymized with A. alliaceus by Günther 1888.|
A. b. leachii differs from A. bimaculatus from the St. Kitts Bank not only in inhabiting a different island bank, but in having a relatively smaller nuchal crest,
larger dewlap, smaller maximum size, ornate sculpturing of the lower jaw (Etheridge, 194), yellow rather than green orbital skin, and differences in pattern (weakly rather than strongly developed costal spot and a light shoulder stripe that fades at midbody, whereas the stripe of A. b. bimaculatus almost always extends to the groin). However, because some specimens from St. John’s (Antigua) had a “decidedly yellow- green orbital skin,” Lazell (1972) felt that he had “no choice but to regard these two forms as still conspecific.”
Species group: Ctenonotus bimaculatus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).
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