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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesAnolis scriptus scriptus GARMAN 1887
Anolis scriptus leucophaeus GARMAN 1888
Anolis scriptus mariguanae COCHRAN 1931
Anolis scriptus sularum BARBOUR & SHREVE 1935 
Common NamesSilver Key Anole 
SynonymAnolis scriptus GARMAN 1887: 28
Anolis albipalpebralis BARBOUR 1916 (fide KLUGE 1984)
Anolis scriptus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 338
Anolis scriptus — BRANDLEY & DE QUEIROZ 2004
Ctenonotus scriptus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012

Anolis scriptus leucophaeus GARMAN 1888
Anolis leucophaeus GARMAN 1888: 109
Anolis moorei COPE 1895: 433
Anolis cinnamomeus COPE 1895: 433
Anolis leucophaeus — ROSEN 1911: 29
Anolis moorei — ROSEN 1911: 29
Anolis scriptus leucophaeus — RAND 1962: 3
Ctenonotus scriptus leucophaeus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 119
Ctenonotus scriptus leucophaeus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012

Anolis scriptus mariguanae COCHRAN 1931
Anolis leucophaeus mariguanae COCHRAN 1931
Anolis leucophaeus mariguanae — BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1946
Anolis scriptus mariguanae — RAND 1962: 3
Ctenonotus scriptus mariguanae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 119
Ctenonotus scriptus mariguanae — NICHOLSON et al. 2012

Anolis scriptus sularum BARBOUR and SHREVE 1935
Anolis leucophaeus sularum BARBOUR and SHREVE 1935: 354
Anolis leucophaeus sularum — BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1946
Anolis scriptus sularum — RAND 1962: 3
Ctenonotus scriptus sularum — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 120
Ctenonotus scriptus sularum — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionBahamas, Great Inagua, Turks I, Caicos I

scriptus: Turks and Caicos Is. Type locality: Silver and Lena Keys, Florida; emended and restricted by Rand, 1962, to Silver Key, Turks and Caicos Islands.

leucophaeus: Bahama Is.: Great Inagua I. including Sheep Cay, Little Inagua I.

mariguanae: Bahama Is.: Mayaguana I. and Booby Cay.

sularum: Bahama Is.: Samana Cay (including Booby Cay), West Plana Cay. Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.
TypesSyntypes: MCZ 972-73.
LECTOTYPE: MCZ 65950, selected by Rand, 1962.
HOLOTYPE MCZ 6226 [leucophaeus]
HOLOTYPE USNM 81346 [mariguanae]
HOLOTYPE MCZ 38013 [sularum] 
CommentFor illustrations see Cope, 1895 (as Anolis moorei and A. cinnamomeus); Klingel, 1940; Schwartz and Henderson, 1985.
Ecomorph class: trunk-ground.

Species group: Ctenonotus cristatellus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
  • Barbour, T. 1916. Additional notes on West Indian reptiles and amphibians. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 29: 215-220. - get paper here
  • Barbour, T. and B. Shreve. 1935. Concerning some Bahamian reptiles, with notes on the fauna. Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 40: 347-365.
  • Barbour, Thomas & Loveridge, Arthur 1946. First supplement to typical reptiles and amphibians. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 96 (2): 59-214. - get paper here
  • Brandley, M.C. & De Queiroz, K. 2004. Phylogeny, ecomorphological evolution, and historical biogeography of the Anolis cristatellus series. Herpetological Monographs 18: 90-126 - get paper here
  • Cochran, D. M. 1931. New Bahaman reptiles. J. Washington Acad. Sci. Sci. 21: 39-40.
  • Cope, E.D. 1895. The Batrachia and Reptilia of the University of Pennsylvania West Indian expedition of 1890 and 1891. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 46 [1894]: 429-442 - get paper here
  • Garman, S. 1887. On West Indian reptiles. Iguanidae. Bull. Essex Inst. 19: 25-50.
  • Garman, S. 1888. Reptiles and batrachians from the Caymans and from the Bahamas. Collected by Prof. C. J. Maynard for the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, Mass. Bull. Essex Inst. 20: 101-113
  • Gorman, George C.;Thomas, Richard;Atkins, Leonard 1968. Intra- and interspecific chromosome variation in the lizard Anolis cristatellus and its closest relatives. Breviora (293): 1-13 - get paper here
  • Klingel,G.C. 1940. The Ocean Island (Inagua). Dodd, Mead Co., NY: xii + 385 pp.
  • Laska, A.L. 1970. The Structural Niche of Anolis scriptus on Inagua. Breviora (349): 1-6 - get paper here
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E.; BRIAN I. CROTHER, CRAIG GUYER & JAY M. SAVAGE 2012. It is time for a new classification of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Zootaxa 3477: 1–108
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Rand,A.S. 1962. Anolis scriptus GARMAN 1887, an earlier name for Anolis leucophaeus GARMAN 1888. Breviora (153): 1-5 - get paper here
  • Rosén, Nils 1911. Contributions to the Fauna of the Bahamas I. A general account of the fauna, with remarks on the physiography of the islands. II. The Reptiles III. The Fishes. Lunds univ. arsskrift 7 (5): 1-72
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. and Henderson, R.W. 1985. A guide to the identification of the amphibians and reptiles of the West Indies exclusive of Hispaniola. Milwaukee Public Mus., 165 pp.
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