Anolis etheridgei WILLIAMS, 1962
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|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Montane bush anole, Etheridge's Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis darlingtoni COCHRAN 1939|
Anolis etheridgei WILLIAMS 1962:1 (substitute name for A. darlingtoni)
Anolis etheridgei — THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1967: 8
Anolis etheridgei — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 259
Anolis etheridgei — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Chamaelinorops darlingtoni — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Deiroptyx etheridgei — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||Hispaniola (Dominican Republic: Cordillera Central; North slope of Loma Nalga de Maco, 4191 ft., Elias Piña Prov.)|
Type locality: Loma Vieja, Cordillera Central, south of Constanza, La Vega Province, República Dominicana.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 44360.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size small (SVL to 43 mm in males and females); 5-10 (mode 6) rows of loreals; scales between supraorbitals 0-4; 3-6 (mode 4) scales beween interparietal and supraorbital semicircles; scales in frontal depression numerous, polygonal, keeled; lower eyelid without "window"; subocular scales separated from supralabial scales by 1 row of scales; 5 postrostrals; 4 postmentals; sub-oculars not in contact with supralabials; dorsal scales small, granular, heavily keeled, middorsals not greatly different from other dorsals; ventral scales rounded to squarish, subimbricate, smooth and in transverse rows, about twice as large as dorsals; dewlap from midgular region onto chest, dewlap scales keeled; anterior thigh scales keeled, imbricate; tail long; supradigital scales multicarinate. Dorsum (males) transversely crossbanded with 4 darker bands, either fairly prominent or obscure because of interband pigmentation, between neck and sacrum; neck brown to bronzy above, bright pea-green on sides and head, grading to duller green on sides; sides of head and neck at times pale powder-blue; dorsum some shade of tan to brown, always dull; venter tannish opalescent to opalescent; dorsum (females) with a bronzy dorsal longitudinal zone, bordered dorsolaterally by rich, dark brown longitudinal bands extending onto postorbital area; bronzy band expands on head to form U-shaped nuchal figure abutting on upper eyelids; at times a series of 4-5 middorsal diamonds superimposed on above pattern, the halves of these diamonds at times staggered; sides of neck white; venter like males except that it is occasionally light brown with pinkish tinge; both sexes with a cream subocular spot; dewlap small, white or white with grayish basal area; iris blue (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 259).|
|Comment||A. darlingtoni Cochran 1939 is preoccupied by Xiphocercus (= Anolis) darlingtoni COCHRAN 1935. However, as NICHOLSON et al. 2012 place the two species in different genera, the homonymy is resolved and, if this change were accepted, under the Code (Art. 59.4) the correct names become Deiroptyx darlingtoni (Cochran, 1935) and Chamaelinorops darlingtoni (Cochran, 1939).|
|Etymology||Named after Richard Emmett Etheridge (16 Sep 1929-14 Jan 2019), American herpetologist. See Espinoza & Queiroz for biographical details.|
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