Anolis nebuloides BOCOURT, 1873
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|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: False Clouded Anole|
S: Falso Abaniquillo Nebulosa
|Synonym||Anolis nebuloides BOCOURT 1873: 74|
Anolis nebuloides — BOULENGER 1885: 77
Anolis nebuloides — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 66
Anolis simmonsi HOLMAN 1964: 52
Norops simmonsi — LINER 1994
Norops nebuloides — LINER 1994
Norops nebuloides — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops simmonsi — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis simmonsi — LINER 2007
Anolis nebuloides — LINER 2007
Anolis simmonsi — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008: 44
Norops simmonsi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops nebuloides — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis nebuloides — KÖHLER et al. 2014: 61
Norops nebuloides — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
Type locality: Putla, Oaxaca.
simmonsi: Mexico (Oaxaca); Type locality: Mexico: Rio Canoa, 16.25 mi W Pinotepec National, Oaxaca; W. Hill, A. Holman, and R. Altig; December 25, 1962.
|Types||Syntypes: MNHN-RA 2494, MNHN-RA 2494A, MNHN-RA 2494B and MNHN-RA 2494C (4 specimens)|
Holotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 52899, male [simmonsi]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small species (SVL in largest male 46.0 mm, largest female 43.0 mm) of the genus Anolis (sensu Poe 2004) that differs from all Mexican and Central American anoles except A. megapholidotus, A. nietoi, A. stevepoei, and A. zapotecorum by having a combination of (1) strongly keeled ventral scales; (2) usually a patch of three greatly enlarged supraocular scales; (3) 10–12 rows of greatly enlarged dorsal scales that are larger than ventral scales; (4) short hind legs, longest toe of adpressed hind leg usually reaching to posterior margin of eye, occasionally to a point between levels of ear opening and eye or to mideye (to ear opening in single female), ratio shank length/SVL 0.24–0.29; (5) circumnasal usually in contact with first supralabial; and (6) a large pinkish red dewlap in males and a very small pink dewlap in females (Fig. 45). Anolis nebuloides differs from A. stevepoei, and A. zapotecorum by having (1) a rather abrupt transition between the enlarged dorsal scales and lateral body scales (vs. a more gradual transition over 3 to 4 scales); (2) the edges of the field of enlarged dorsal scale rows well defined and in a more or less straight line (vs. the edges of this field forming an undulating line due to single enlarged scales or groups thereof outside the main field) (3) and by having a more reddish male dewlap (vs. pink). Anolis nebuloides differs from A. megapholidotus and A. nietoi in the ranges and average values of several morphometric and pholidotic characters, most obvious in (1) number of middorsal scales in one head length; and (2) number of subdigital lamellae on Phalanges II–IV of Toe IV (see Table 8 in KÖHLER et al. 2014).|
|Comment||Synonymy: partly after NIETO MONTES DE OCA 2013.|
Distribution: reports from Chihuahua, Sonora, Colima, Puebla, or Guerrero are referring to other species. Reports from Guerrero are probably A. nietoi (R. Palacios-Aguilar, pers. comm., 1 June 2018)
Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)
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