Anolis baracoae SCHWARTZ, 1964
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|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Baracoa Giant Anole, Baracoa Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis equestris baracoae SCHWARTZ 1964: 419|
Anolis baracoae — SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO 1972: 66
Anolis baracoae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 225
Anolis baracoae — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 202
Anolis baracoae — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Deiroptyx baracoae — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Deiroptyx baracoae — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
Type locality: Baracoa, Guantánamo Province, Cuba.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 57404.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size large (SVL in males to 172 mm, in females to 155 mm); dorsals subcircular, separated by numerous tiny scales; dorsal crest scales elongate; ventrals small, about 30 between rows of enlarged laterals, gradually increasing in size from midventer laterally; upper surface of limbs with pavement-like scales about two-thirds size of lateral scales; scales along free margin of dewlap one-half size of midventrals; high number of vertical dorsals (22-29); relatively small size. Axillary stripe composed of orange flecks within black field; upper jaw banded yellow-and-green; 2 yellow postnuchal spots, 1 at each auricular opening and another postorbitally (in dark phase); tail without broad transverse bands; dewlap present in both sexes, variable, from blue-green to whitish blue, or green spots on brownish ground, or pink; in green phase, dorsum emerald-green with many usually fine white dots over entire body, each dot on 1-2 adjacent scales; some individuals more heavily spotted; in intermediate darker green phase, white dots become orange, and in brown phase, dots dark red; casque and head without marbling or discrete flecking; upper labials vertically barred yellow and dark green, each supralabial with dark green center; tail and limbs finely crossbarred with rows of pale green to yellowish green scales; venter yellow-green; dewlap variation may be sexual (nonpink in females, pink or pink and green in males); juvenile with dorsum flecked or dotted with paler color, arranged in many vague series of transverse rows across sides and back (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 225).|
|Comment||Illustrations: Schwartz, 1964; Schwartz and Garrido, 1972, Reisinger 200.|
Species group: Deiroptyx equestris species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).
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