Anolis magnaphallus POE & IBÁÑEZ, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis magnaphallus?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Anolis magnaphallus POE & IBÁÑEZ 2007|
Norops magnaphallus (see note)
Norops magnaphallus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
|Distribution||W Panama (Cordillera, Chiriqui)|
Type locality: eastern entrance to Sendero Quetzales,
8 km North of Boquete, approximately 08°49.0’N, 82°28.6’W, Chiriqui Province, Panama.
|Types||Holotype: MSB 72579, an adult male, collected by S. Poe and C. Hickman on 13 December 2003.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis.—Anolis magnaphallus is most simi- lar to A. pachypus and A. tropidolepis of the lemurinus group of Anolis. In addition to the standard lemurinus group characters (see above), it shares with these two forms the conditions of bulging hemipenes (Fig. 1), 3–4 scales separating supraorbital semicircles, mul- ticarinate head scales, and at least 10 scales across the snout between the second canthals. Anolis magnaphallus differs from these species in possessing fewer loreal rows (x = 6.2 [5–8] in A. magnaphallus; x = 9.2 [7–12] in A. pachypus; x = 8.8 [7–10] in tropidolepis) and a broader band of larger middorsal scales (6–12 rows of enlarged scales, x = 12.6 [10–15] longitudinal middorsals in 10% of SVL in A. magnaphallus; 2–5 rows of enlarged scales, x = 15.8 [14–17] longitudinal middorsals in 10% of SVL in A. pachypus, 2–5 rows of enlarged scales, x = 16.1 [14–17] longitudinal middorsals in 10% of SVL in A. tropidolepis), and in dewlap color (solid brick red in A. magnaphallus; orange-red with yellow pattern in A. pachypus; purple-red in A. tropidolepis).|
|Comment||This species was described as “A. magnaphallus” but would be a Norops if this genus is recognized.|
Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)
|Etymology||Etymology.—The specific names alludes to the noticeably enlarged genitalia of the males of the new species.|