Anolis proboscis PETERS & ORCES, 1956
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Horned Anole, Pinocchio lizard|
G: (Nas-) Hornanolis, Pinocchioechse
S: Camaleón sudamericano de hoja nasal de los Andes
|Synonym||Anolis proboscis PETERS & ORCES 1956|
Anolis proboscis — LEHR 2002: 203
Dactyloa proboscis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
|Distribution||Ecuador (Pichincha), Peru ?|
Type locality: “Neighbourhood of Cunuco, a small town at 1200 meters elevation, five kilometers northwest of Mindo, on the south bank of the Rio Mindo, a northern tributary of the upper Rio Blanco, in Pichincha Province, Ecuador” Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 54300|
|Comment||Distribution: POE & YAÑEZ-MIRANDA 2008 cannot confirm this species from Peru and suspect that these records are misidentifications.|
The rostral horn notwithstanding, A. proboscis is indistinguishable from Greater Antillean anoles of the “twig” ecomorph class in morphology, ecology, and behavior. The possession of a horn only by males suggests a role in sexual selection.
Species groups: Dactyloa heteroderma species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).
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