Anolis ernestwilliamsi LAZELL, 1983
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|Higher Taxa||Anolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Carrot Rock Anole, Carrot Rock's anole, Ernest's Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis ernestwilliamsi LAZELL 1983: 102|
Anolis ernestwilliamsi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 258
Anolis ernestwilliamsi — BRANDLEY & DE QUEIROZ 2004
Ctenonotus ernestwilliamsi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Ctenonotus ernestwilliamsi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||Puerto Rico Bank, British Virgin Islands|
Type locality: Carrot Rock, south of Peter Island, British Virgin Islands, 18°19’45’’N. 64°34’19’’ W, Caribbean Sea.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 158395.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size moderate (SVL in males to 82 mm, in females to 60 mm); 6-8|
rows of loreals; scales between supraorbitals 0; 2-3 scales between interparietal and supraorbital semicircles; 5 postrostrals; 5 postmentals; suboculars in contact with supralabials; supradigital scales multicarinate; dorsals small, granular, 2 mid-dorsal rows enlarged, bluntly tectiform; ventrals tectiform or keeled anteriorly (chest), smooth posteriorly. Dorsum (metachrosis from darker to lighter, not brown-green) brown to gray; laterodorsal trunk and neck boldly patterned with near-white to yellow spots and marblings that coalesce to form stripes as well as isolated spots of darker pigment ventrolaterally; a dark bar or blotch on each side of sacrum, set off posteriorly by pale (ashy or tan) border; females similar but mid- dorsal stripe irregularly edged, often fragmented, in weak contrast to bold laterodorsal pattern; venter yellowish; chin tricolored with bold, reticulate, or
barred pattern of near-black to gray or lighter blue-gray with egg-shell white to creamy blotches; in males, chin pattern extends onto anterior dewlap, in females to level of eye; dewlap deep crimson with green center and white to gray scales, anterior 30° of extended dewlap boldly reticulate with slate- and blue-gray and
cream-white (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 258).
|Comment||For illustrations see Lazell, 1983.|
Ecomorph class: trunk-ground.
Species group: Ctenonotus cristatellus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).
Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after Ernest E. Williams (1914-1998), American herpetologist.|
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