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Anolis marron ARNOLD, 1980

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Jacmel Gracile Anole, Jacmel Anole 
SynonymAnolis marron ARNOLD 1980: 19
Anolis marron — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 300
Anolis marron — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Ctenonotus marron — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Ctenonotus marron — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionHispaniola (Haiti: SE Tiburon)

Type locality: Jacmel, Département de l’Ouest [Haiti]  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 124732, adult male; paratypes: MCZ 
DiagnosisDESCRIPTION: Size small (SVL in males to 50 mm, in females to 42 mm); 4-6
(mode 4) rows of 10reals; 0-2 (mode 0) scales between interparietal and supraorbital semicircles; 0-3 (mode 0) scales in contact with interparietal; 3-8 postmentals; 2-4 (mode 2) scales in lateral contact with postfrontals; position of "preoccipital" (= preinterparietal) modally with many small scales; snout scales more or less rectangular and paired, with 0-4 azygous scales present. Dorsum pale gray or tan to medium brown; thin, dark interocular bar sometimes present, other head markings vague to absent; nuchal patches large and dark with faint white border; dorso-median chevrons reduced to small, dark dorsal spots or absent; dark upper lateral stripe indistinct posteriorly; lower lateral stripe interrupted and vague; venter pale yellow to off-white; dewlap uniformly olive-gray to bicolor tan with reddish center (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 300). 
CommentSpecies group: Ctenonotus distichus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
  • Arnold, D. L. 1980. Geographic variation in Anolis brevirostris (Sauria: Iguanidae) in Hispaniola. Breviora (461): 1-31 - get paper here
  • Nicholson, K. E., R. E. Glor, J. J. Kolbe, A. Larson, S. B. Hedges, and J. B. Losos 2005. Mainland colonization by island lizards. Journal of Biogeography 32: 929–938 - get paper here
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E.; BRIAN I. CROTHER, CRAIG GUYER & JAY M. SAVAGE 2012. It is time for a new classification of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Zootaxa 3477: 1–108 - get paper here
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E.; BRIAN I. CROTHER, CRAIG GUYER & JAY M. SAVAGE 2018. Translating a clade based classification into one that is valid under the international code of zoological nomenclature: the case of the lizards of the family Dactyloidae (Order Squamata). Zootaxa 4461 (4): 573–586 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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