Anolis ibanezi POE, LATELLA, RYAN & SCHAAD, 2009
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|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Anolis ibanezi POE, LATELLA, RYAN & SCHAAD 2009|
Anolis chocorum — TALBOT 1974
Dactyloa chocorum — SAVAGE & GUYER 1989 (part.)
Anolis chocorum — VARGAS-S & BOLANOS-L 1999
Dactyloa ibanezi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Dactyloa ibanezi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||W Panama, Costa Rica|
Type locality: Parque National General de Division Omar Torrijos Herrera, 5 km North of El Cope, Coclé Province, Panama, 8° 40’ 18.9’’ N, 80° 35’ 31.08’’ W.
|Types||Holotype: MSB 72574, Paratypes: MVUP, MSB, MCZ, SMF, AMNH|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A large species (maximum SVL 81 mm) of the genus Dactyloa (sensu Nicholson et al. 2012) that is most similar in external morphology to the other members of this clade found in western Panama (D. casildae, D. frenata, D. ginaelisae, D. insignis, D. kunayalae, and D. microtus). Dactyloa ibanezi can immediately be distinguished from these six species by its unique coloration consisting of immaculate green dorsal and lateral surfaces with several parallel, narrow, diagonal dark stripes on the flanks and bright yellow surrounding the eye (Fig. 13). In addition, D. ibanezi differs from D. ginaelisae, D. insignis, D. kunayalae, and D. microtus in having long legs (tip of fourth toe of adpressed hind limb reaching to eye or beyond D. ibanezi), and from D. casildae, D. frenata, and D. insignis by having fewer subdigital lamellae under the fourth toe (41 or fewer in D. ibanezi vs. 42 or more) as well as under the fourth finger (28 or fewer in D. ibanezi vs. 29 or more) [LOTZKAT et al. 2013].|
|Comment||Synonymy: Populations of these species were previously assigned to A. chocorum. This is an “evolutionary” species.|
Species group: Dactyloa latifrons species group (NICHOLSON et al. 2012).
|Etymology||Named after Roberto Ibañez of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute for his contributions to Panamanian herpetology.|
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