Anolis fairchildi BARBOUR & SHREVE, 1935
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|Higher Taxa||Anolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Cay Sal Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis fairchildi BARBOUR & SHREVE 1935: 357|
Anolis fairchildi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 263
Anolis fairchildi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis fairchildi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
Type locality: Cay Sal, Bahama Islands.
|Types||Holotype: USNM 81527.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Allied to Anolis porcatus and Anolis smaragdinus from which two|
species it differs in possessing larger dorsal and temporal scales; it differs from both also in coloration [Barbour & Shreve 1935: 357].
|Comment||Synonymy: Reynolds et al. 2018 found A. fairchildi to nest within A. porcatus. However, they refrained from synonymized fairchildi with porcatus, pending further study. Note that Poe et al. 2017 found fairchildi to be genetically quite different from A. porcatus with A. smaragdinus as sister species (see their Fig. 2, top).|
For illustrations see Schwartz and Henderson, 1985.
Species group: Anolis carolinensis species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).
|Etymology||Named after Dr. David Grandison Fairchild (1869-1954), a botanist and explorer after whom the botanical gardens in Coral Gables, Florida, were named.|
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