Anolis insolitus WILLIAMS & RAND, 1969
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis insolitus?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Cordillera Central Twig Anole, La Palma Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis insolitus WILLIAMS & RAND 1969: 2|
Anolis insolitus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 279
Anolis insolitus — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Chamaelinorops insolitus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Chamaelinorops insolitus — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||Hispaniola (Dominican Republic: Cordillera Central; North slope of Loma Nalga de Maco, 4191 ft., Elias Piña Prov.)|
Type locality: Paraje La Paima, Sección La Paima, Municipio Constanza, La Vega Province, República Dominicana.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 60144.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size small (SVL in males to 47 mm, in females to 44 mm); 2-4|
(strongly modally 3) rows of loreals; scales between supraorbitals 1; 0-2 (strongly modally 1) scales between interparietal and supraorbital semicircles; suboculars in contact with supralabials; 4-7 (strongly modally 5) postrostrals; 3-8 postmentals; dorsal head scales with small spines and rugosities; suboculars in contact with supralabials; dorsal scales granular, smooth, subequal on flanks and middorsum except for crest of small, triangular, swollen scales from behind interparietal to just beyond forelimbs; ventrals larger than dorsals, smooth, cycloid, in transverse rows; dewlap moderately large, present in both sexes and juveniles, inset, scales granUlar, smaller than throat scales, much smaller than ventrals, stales (about as large as edge scales) in well-separated (females) or less well-defined (males) rows; limb and supradigital scales smooth; tail round with distinct dorsal crest of enlarged keeled middorsal scales, interrupted at intervals of 2-4 scales by paired paramedian scales; 4 ventral rows of subcaudals distinctly enlarged; no enlarged postanals. Dorsum (males) greenish to gray-brown, mottled, lichenate; males with dark, butterfly-shaped markings dorsally, less distinct on sides-Ion shoulders, 2 on back, 1 on sacrum, the last crossed by light orange spot; tail and limbs cross-barred; light yellow streak from above auricular opening to above forelimb insertion; sides and venter light cream, lightly speckled laterally with brown; females dull green with dark gray middorsal zone enclosing a series of dark gray spots; traces of sacral butterfly-shaped figure overlying dull orange sacral spot; faint indication of light streak from auricular opening to forelimb insertion; flanks mottled; dewlap not sexually dichromatic, rich mustard, brown, orange, or orange-ocher (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 279).
|Comment||For illustrations see Wiliams and Rand, 1969.|
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