Anolis eugenegrahami SCHWARTZ, 1978
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis eugenegrahami?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Black Stream Anole, Eugene's Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis eugenegrahami SCHWARTZ 1978: 266|
Anolis eugenegrahami — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 260
Anolis eugenegrahami — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Xiphosurus eugenegrahami — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Xiphosurus eugenegrahami — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||Hispaniola (Departement du Nord)|
Type locality: Roche Parfait, 9.0 km NE Plaisance, 215 m, Département du Nord, Haiti.
|Types||Holotype: CM 60515.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size moderate (SVL in males to 72 mm, in females to 61 mm); 5-7|
(mode 5) rows of loreals; scales between supraorbitals 2-4; 6-10 scales between interparietal and supraorbital semicircles; interparietal very small, equal to about 113-1/4 auricular opening; 4-8 (mode 6) postrostrals; 5-7 (mode 6) postmentals; suboculars separated by 1 row of scales from supralabials; dorsal scales tiny, with about 4 middorsal rows elongate, smooth to very weakly keeled; flank scales granular; ventral scales small, smooth, cycloid, in vague, transverse rows; supra-digital scales multicarinate; tail very compressed, vertically oval in cross section, strongly verticillate, 4-5 middorsals/verticil, 4-5 unicarinate midventrals/verticil near base, lateral caudals unicarinate. Dorsum moderately sexually dichromatic: males black to greenish black dorsally, females black but mottled greenish laterally and with a middorsal series of 4 ovate gray blotches extending onto dorsal side of yellowish green tail; a whitish to very pale yellow subocular semicircle; nape pattern (clearest in females and juveniles, much obscured in males) a dark-edged hollow "collar"; upper surface of head randomly vermiculate black on olive to gray ground; juveniles with green flank stripe, absent in all adults; dewlap relatively small, black to dark gray centrally, edged with whitish to very pale yellow, scales elongate to papillose, slightly larger than throat scales, crowded together and not in well-spaced rows, those on dewlap edge even more crowded, keeled (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 260).
|Comment||Species group: Xiphosurus cuvieri species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).|
Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).
Habitat: semi-aquatic (Baeckens et al. 2021)
|Etymology||Named after Eugene D. Graham Jr., the co-discoverer of the lizard with Thomas Thurmond and Schwartz.|