Anolis fowleri SCHWARTZ, 1973
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|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Green-banded Anole, Fowler's Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis fowleri SCHWARTZ 1973: 186|
Anolis fowleri — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 265
Anolis fowleri — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Chamaelinorops fowleri — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Chamaelinorops fowleri — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||Hispaniola (Dominican Republic: Cordillera Central)|
Type locality: 18.5 km SE Constanza, 5800 ft. (1769 m), La Vega Province, República Dominicana.
|Types||Holotype: CM 54131.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size moderate (SVL in males to 77 mm, in females to 75 mm); 5--6 (mode 5) rows of loreals; scales between supraorbitals 0-1; 1-2 (strongly modally 1) scales between interparietal and supraorbital semicircles; head scales papillose to rugose in males, smooth to weakly rugose in females, smallest on snout; sub-oculars in contact with supralabials; interparietal in a deeply entrenched depression in males, less so in females; 6 postrostrals; 2-3 (mode 2) postmentals; dorsal scales small, more or less granular, keeled to studor boss-like middorsally, smaller on flanks; ventral scales smooth, in more or less transverse rows; dewlap present in both sexes, not inset, scales elongate, ridged, larger than midthroat scales, arranged in well-spaced longitudinal rows, smaller and more crowded along free margin; all dorsal limb scales (including supradigital scales) multicarinate; tail round, uncrested, equal to about 2.5 x SVL, weakly verticillate, each verticil with 4--6 unicarinate scales ventrally. Strongly sexually dichromatic: dorsum (males) brown (not known to be metachrotic) with a camouflage pattern of various shades of browns, tans, greens, and grays; dorsum (females and juveniles) with a median dorsal tan to brown stripe and 3 diagonal bars, the most posterior at times absent or reduced, across flanks, joined by a ventrolateral stripe, all pattern elements at times outlined by black; a lateronuchal yellow-to-cream blotch; ground color bright emerald-green or dark brown (in metachrosis); dewlap brown centrally, yellow peripherally in males, rich chocolate brown in females; iris bluegreen in adults, brown in juveniles (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 265).|
|Comment||For illustrations see Schwartz, 1973.|
|Etymology||Named after Danny C. Fowler who worked with Schwartz.|
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