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Anolis wattsi BOULENGER, 1894

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWatts' Anole 
SynonymAnolis wattsi BOULENGER 1894: 375
Anolis wattsi — UNDERWOOD in WILLIAMS et al. 1959
Anolis alter WILLIAMS 1962
Anolis wattsi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 354
Anolis wattsi — ROUGHGARDEN 1995
Anolis wattsi — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Ctenonotus wattsi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionAnguilla, Antigua, St. Martin, St. Eustatius, St. Christopher, Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad

wattsi: Antigua and associated isiets; according to Lazell, 1972, "on every coastal cay that supports more than herb stage vegetation"; introduced on St. Lucia at Castries (Botanicai Garden). Type locality: Antigua; restricted to St. John's, St. John Parish, Antigua, by Lazell, 1972. 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: BMNH 1946.8.29.12-.13. 
CommentFor illustrations see Lazell, 1972; Schwartz and Henderson, 1985.

Subspecies: Anolis wattsi pogus and Anolis wattsi schwartzi have been elevated to full species status. The status of forresti has been considered as unclear (POWELL & HENDERSON 2001) but more recently treated as full species.

The wattsi group of anoles contains wattsi, forresti, pogus, and schwartzi.

Species group: Ctenonotus bimaculatus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
References
  • Barbour, Thomas 1923. West Indian investigations of 1922. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (132): 1-9
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1894. Description of a new Anolis from Antigua, West Indies. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 14: 375-376. - get paper here
  • Breuil, H. 2002. Histoire Naturelle des Amphibiens et Reptiles de l’Archipel Guadeloupéen: Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy. Patrimoines naturels 54: 339 pp.
  • Daltry, Jennifer C. 2007. An introduction to the herpetofauna of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda, with some conservation recommendations. Applied Herpetology 4 (2): 97-130.
  • Gorman, G.C. 1969. The zoogeography of Lesser Antillean Anolis lizards; an analysis based upon chromosomes and lactic dehydrogenases. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 138 (3): 53-80. - get paper here
  • Joyce, Trevor; Eifler, Douglas A.; Powell, Robert 2010. Variable habitat use influences the mating system of a Lesser Antillean anole. Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 395-401 - get paper here
  • Lazell, J.D., and E.E. Williams. 1962. The anoles of the Eastern Caribbean (Sauria, Iguanidae): Parts IV-VI. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 127 (9): 451-478 - get paper here
  • Lazell,J.D. 1972. The anoles (Sauria: Iguanidae) of the lesser Antilles. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 143 (1): 1-115 - get paper here
  • Losos, J. B. 2009. Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 528 pp.
  • Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R.S. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. MacMillan, London & Oxford
  • Nicholson, K. E., R. E. Glor, J. J. Kolbe, A. Larson, S. B. Hedges, and J. B. Losos 2005. Mainland colonization by island lizards. Journal of Biogeography 32: 929–938 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Powell, Robert and Henderson, R.W. 2001. On the Taxonomic Status of Some Lesser Antillean Lizards. Carib. J. Sci. 37 (3-4): 288-290
  • 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.
  • Schwartz,A. & Henderson,R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Stenson, Andrew G.; Roger S.Thorpe and Anita Malhotra 2004. Evolutionary differentiation of bimaculatus group anoles based on analyses of mtDNA and microsatellite data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 1 –10 - get paper here
  • Van Beest, P. and Haberham, Z.L. 2003. Een gebruikaanwijzing voor één van de meest interssante groepen terrarumdieren: Anolissen Deel I. Lacerta 61 (2): 53-64 - get paper here
  • White, G.L. & Hailey, A. 2006. The establishment of Anolis wattsi as a naturalized exotic lizard in Trinidad. Applied Herpetology 3 (1): 11-26
  • Williams, Ernest E.; Quesnel, Victor C.; Kenny, Julian S.; Underwood,G. 1959. The anoles of the Eastern Caribbean (Sauria, Iguanidae) Part. I. Preface; Part II. Two sibling species of anoles in Trinidad; Part. III. Revisionary notes. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 121 (5): 185-226 + 1 plate - get paper here
 
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