Anolis subocularis DAVIS, 1954
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|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Pacific Anole|
S: Abaniquillo del Pacifico
|Synonym||Anolis subocularis DAVIS 1954: 3|
Norops subocularis — LINER 1994
Norops subocularis — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis subocularis — LINER 2007
Norops subocularis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis subocularis — KÖHLER et al. 2014: 111
Norops subocularis — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||Mexico (Guerrero, SW Oaxaca)|
Type locality: one mile southwest of Tierra Colorada, 900 ft. elevation, Guerrero, Mexico.
|Types||Holotype: TCWC 8675, male; paratypes: TCWC, INHS (= UIMNH), USNM|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small to moderate-sized species (SVL in largest male 55.0 mm, largest female 47.0 mm) of the genus Anolis (sensu Poe 2004) that differs from all Mexican and Central American anoles except A. boulengerianus, A. carlliebi, A. immaculogularis, A. quercorum, and A. sacamecatensis by having a combination of (1) strongly keeled ventral scales; (2) usually a patch of three greatly enlarged supraocular scales; (3) 13–18 rows of slightly to moderately enlarged dorsal scales that are smaller than ventral scales; (4) moderately long hind legs, longest toe of adpressed hind leg usually reaching to level of posterior border of eye or beyond, ratio shank length/SVL 0.25–0.31; and (5) a large pinkish red dewlap in males and a small red dewlap in females. Anolis subocularis differs from A. carlliebi, A. quercorum, and A. sacamecatensis by having longer legs with the longest toe of adpressed hind leg usually reaching to level of posterior border of eye or beyond, ratio shank length/SVL 0.25–0.31 (vs. to ear opening or to a point between ear opening and eye, ratio shank length/SVL 0.20–0.26). Anolis subocularis differs from A. boulengerianus and A. immaculogularis in male dewlap coloration in life (pinkish red with paler areas around gorgetals in A. subocularis vs. pinkish red without paler areas around gorgetals in A. immaculogularis and orange yellow with paler areas around gorgetals in A. boulengerianus) and in hemipenial morphology (hemipenis unilobate with a single apical field void of ornamentation and without an asulcate processus or asulcate ridge in A. subocularis vs. hemipenis slightly bilobate with two apical fields void of ornamentation, one on each lobe and with a finger-like asulcate processus and an indistinct asulcate ridge in A. boulengerianus and A. immaculogularis). Also, in A. subocularis the subocular scales separated from supralabials by one scale row or these scales in contact (vs. subocular scales are usually broadly in contact with supralabials in A. boulengerianus and A. immaculogularis) (KÖHLER et al. 2014: 111).|
|Comment||Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)|
|Etymology||Named after suboculars that are separated from the supralabials.|
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