Anolis liogaster BOULENGER, 1905
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis liogaster?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Guerreran Anole|
S: Abaniquillo Rojo
|Synonym||Anolis liogaster BOULENGER 1905: 245|
Anolis liogaster — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 62
Anolis adleri SMITH 1972 (fide LIEB 1981)
Anolis liogaster — LIEB 1981
Norops liogaster — LINER 1994
Norops liogaster — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis liogaster — LINER 2007
Norops adleri — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops liogaster — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis liogaster — KÖHLER et al. 2014: 158
Norops liogaster — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
Type locality: Omilteme, Guerrero (elevation: 7600 feet)
adleri: Mexico (Guerrero); Type locality: 2.2 km (by road) W Patio de Aviacion, Guerrero, Mexico, 2160 m elevation.
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 19126.96.36.199-54|
Holotype: UMMZ 131685, an adult male from 15 Dec. 1969, taken by Kraig Adler, David M. Dennis and David H. Snyder. Hypoparatypes. Two very small juveniles: UMMZ 131686, 5 km NE Yerbabuena (=Yerbasanta) (=24 km by road W Asoleadero), Guerrero, 2000 m, 18 Dec. 1969; and UMMZ 131687, 1.4 km NE Yerbabuena, Guerrero, 1820 m, 18 Dec. 1969; same collectors [adleri]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small to moderate-sized species (SVL in largest male 50.0 mm, largest female 54.0 mm) of the genus Anolis (sensu Poe 2004) that differs from all other Mexican and Central American congeners except A. dunni, A. gadovii, A. omiltemanus, and A. peucephilus 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 liogaster differs from A. dunni and A. gadovii by having 10–15 rows of dorsal scales moderately enlarged (vs. the middorsal scales not or only 2-4 rows slightly enlarged in A. dunni and A. gadovii). It further differs from A. dunni by having a uniform purple to pink male dewlap (vs. pinkish to orange red male dewlap with semicircular pale streaks and blotches in A. dunni). It also differs from A. gadovii by the absence of a bold reticulated body pattern (vs. such a pattern present in A. gadovii). Anolis liogaster differs from A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus by having longer hind legs with the longest toe of adpressed hind leg reaching to a point between posterior and anterior margin of eye or occasionally to a point between ear opening and eye (vs. to level of ear opening or to a point between shoulder and ear opening in A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus), 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), and a pink to purple male dewlap (vs. orange yellow in A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus) (KÖHLER et al. 2014).|
Diagnosis (adleri). A member of the gadovii group of Anolis, having perfectly smooth ventrals and large supraoculars forming a distinct disc; body scales relatively large; ventrals (about 22 in head length) twice as large as largest dorsals; latter gradually decreasing in size laterally from vertebrals;auditory meatus largerthan interparietalin adults; hind leg reaching eye; suboculars contacting supralabial sv;entral surface heavily pigmented; dewlap pale purple in life; snout-vent length in males to 44 mm [SMITH 1972].
|Comment||Synonymy: Lieb (1981) synonymized Anolis adleri with A. liogaster.|
Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)
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