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Anolis taylori SMITH & SPIELER, 1945

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Taylor's Anole
S: Abaniquillo de Taylor 
SynonymAnolis taylori SMITH & SPIELER 1945
Anolis taylori — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 61
Anolis taylori — DUELLMAN 1965
Anolis taylori — FITCH 1976
Anolis taylori — LIEB 1981
Norops taylori — LINER 1994
Norops taylori — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis taylori — LINER 2007
Norops taylori — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis taylori — KÖHLER et al. 2014: 144 
DistributionMexico (Guerrero)

Type locality: One mile north of Acapulco, Guerrero. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 132358 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)

Diagnosis. A moderate-sized to moderately large species (SVL in largest male 73.0 mm, largest female 58.0 mm) of the genus Anolis (sensu Poe 2004) that differs from all other Mexican and Central American congeners except A. dunni, A. gadovii, A. liogaster, A. omiltemanus, and A. peucephilus by having (1) smooth ventral scales; (2) an oval patch of usually three greatly enlarged supraorbital scales; (3) a pair of greatly enlarged postcloacal scales in males. Anolis taylori differs from A. liogaster, A. omiltemanus, and A. peucephilus by having the middorsal scales not or only 2-4 rows slightly enlarged (vs. 10–15 rows of dorsal scales moderately enlarged in A. liogaster, A. omiltemanus, and A. peucephilus) and by having a pinkish to orange red male dewlap with semicircular pale streaks and blotches (vs. uniform purple to pink in A. liogaster, and uniform orange yellow in A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus). Also, A. taylori has longer hind legs than A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus with the longest toe of adpressed hind leg usually reaching to a point between ear and eye or to posterior border of eye, rarely to ear opening or to mideye (vs. to level of ear opening or to a point between shoulder and ear opening in A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus) and usually only a single pair of greatly enlarged sublabial scales in contact with infralabial scales (vs. usually two pairs in A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus). Anolis taylori differs from A. gadovii by having shorter hind legs with the longest toe of adpressed hind leg usually reaching to a point between ear and eye or to posterior border of eye, rarely to ear opening or to mideye (vs. to level of mideye or anterior border of eye in A. gadovii), absence of a bold reticulated body pattern (vs. such a pattern present in A. gadovii), and a pinkish to orange red male dewlap with semicircular pale streaks and blotches (vs. pink to purple in A. gadovii). Anolis taylori differs from A. dunni by exhibiting a bold color pattern consisting of contrasting white longitudinal body stripes in large males (vs. no such contrasting pattern present in A. dunni) and by having a red dewlap with bold bluish purple semicircular markings in adult males (vs. red or orange red male dewlap with yellow or whitish markings in A. dunni). (KÖHLER et al. 2014). 
EtymologyNamed after Edward Harrison Taylor, 1889-1978 [obituary in Herp Review 10 (2): 47; see also Borrell 2013 for further biographical notes] 
References
  • Borrell, B. 2013. The spy who loved frogs. Nature 501: 150-153 - get paper here
  • Duellman, W.E. 1965. A biogeographic account of the herpetofauna of Michoacan, Mexico. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 15 (14): 627-709. - get paper here
  • Fitch, H. S. 1970. Reproductive cycles of lizards and snakes. Misc. Publ. Univ. Kans. Mus. Nat. Hist. 52: 1-247 - get paper here
  • Fitch, H. S. 1976. Sexual size difference in the mainland anoles. Occ. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas 50:21 pp. - get paper here
  • KÖHLER, GUNTHER 2014. Characters of external morphology used in Anolis taxonomy—Definition of terms, advice on usage, and illustrated examples. Zootaxa 3774 (2): 201–257 - get paper here
  • KÖHLER, GUNTHER; RAÚL GÓMEZ TREJO PÉREZ, CLAUS BO P. PETERSEN & FAUSTO R. MÉNDEZ DE LA CRUZ 2014. A revision of the Mexican Anolis (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae) from the Pacific versant west of the Isthmus de Tehuantepec in the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Puebla, with the description of six new species. Zootaxa 3862 (1): 001–210 - get paper here
  • Nicholson, K.E. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis and a test of the current infrageneric classification of Norops (beta Anolis). Herpetological Monographs 16: 93-120 - 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. 2004. Phylogeny of anoles. Herpetological Monographs 18: 37-89 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. 1979. EDWARD HARRISON TAYLOR, 1889-1978. Herpetological Review 10 (2): 47-50 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. & Spieler 1945. A new anole from Mexico. Copeia 1945 (3): 165-168 - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
 
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