Anolis tigrinus PETERS, 1863
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|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Tiger Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis tigrinus PETERS 1863: 143|
Anolis tigrinus — BOULENGER 1885: 55
Anolis tigrinus — BAUER et al. 1995: 59
Anolis tigrinus — UGUETO et al. 2009
Dactyloa tigrina — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Type locality: “Chili” Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Syntypes: ZMB 4686, ZMH (lost fide BAUER et al. 1995)|
|Comment||The type locality given by PETERS 1863, “Chili” [= Chile] is in error fide PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS (1970).|
Diagnosis: A small anole with males reaching a maximum SVL of 55 mm and females 58 mm. Head elongate with very large, mostly smooth scales and frequently with numerous small tubercles usually following the cephalic ridges; very conspicuously enlarged scales cover most of the supraocular area; supraorbital semicircles usually in contact, occasionally separated by 1 scale; interparietal and supraorbital semicircles usually in contact, rarely separated by 1 scale; a very distinct occipital knob is present. Dorsal scales small and smooth; 63–97 scales along the middorsal line from axilla to groin; 94–114 scales around midbody; ventrals slightly larger than dorsals, roundish and completely smooth; 57–84 scales along the midventral line between axilla and groin. Tibia, 0.14–0.19 times SVL. Dorsal color with a lichenose appearance, changing from brown to mossy green during metachrosis; dark vertebral, rectangular spots, lateral light round, large spots and/or oblique lateral blackish lines are usually present. Dewlap in males large extending close to midbelly with more or less horizontal rows of single scales; pale whitish anteriorly, pale yellow medially and orange postero-inferiorly with pale scales; females with a smaller dewlap, just reaching between the insertion of arms and slightly beyond the axilla; with moderately separated, horizontal rows of single scales; pale orangish or grayish with conspicuous (usually horizontally elongated) black spots and pale scales [from UGUETO et al. 2009].
Species groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).
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