Anolis poncensis STEJNEGER, 1904
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis poncensis?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Ponce small-fanned anole, Ponce Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis poncensis STEJNEGER 1904: 665|
Anolis poncensis — FOWLER 1918
Anolis poncensis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 316
Anolis poncensis — BRANDLEY & DE QUEIROZ 2004
Ctenonotus poncensis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Ctenonotus poncensis — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
Type locality: Hills 3 mi. east of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
|Types||Holotype: USNM 27294.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size small (SVL in males to 44 mm, in females to 40 mm); habitus|
attenuate, tail long; 3-4 rows of loreals; scales between supraorbitals 0-1 (strongly modally 0); 0-2 scales between interparietal and supraorbital semi-circles; 4 postrostrals; 2-4 postmentals; suboculars in broad contact with supra-labials; dorsals rhomboidal, imbricate, sharply keeled, the keels forming continuing parallel ridges, large (much larger than lateral scales, nearly as large as ventrals); laterals similar to dorsals, much smaller and less sharply keeled; ventrals like dorsals but slightly larger and more pointed; chin and throat scales similar, keeled, considerably smaller than ventrals; supradigital scales multicarinate; digits long and slender; tail very long, more than 2 x SVL, moderately compressed, with large, keeled scales forming continuous ridges, nonverticillate, upper edge faintly serrate; dewlap entirely covered with imbricate, pointed, keeled scales nearly as large as ventrals, edge not thickened. Dorsum pale tan, verging on tawny-olive on tail and strongly washed with cinnamon on sides; middorsal zone about 5 scales wide, uniform, without spots, but on sides of dorsum and on flanks 3 longitudinal series of dusky spots on each side, about 7 spots in each series between axilla and groin; a pale supratemporal line, washed with pale rufous, from posterior edge of supraocular disk; below this, an elongate, blackish spot involving eye and loreal region, strongly tinged tawny; edge of eyelids deep rufous; below dark spot a pure white line on lower row of loreals, suboculars, and lower temporals to above auricular opening; several oblique whitish lines, proceeding from throat, join on neck under auricular opening, and together with a short line behind shoulder, form a whitish lateral stripe, which disappears at about anterior 1/3 of flank; venter whitish, faintly washed with tawny; throat with several longitudinal series of narrow, disconnected, dusky stripes; a faint, dusky middventral stripe; tail whitish below, strongly washed with tawny olive, the pale color extending onto sides of tail to form numerous crossbands which do not reach dorsal midline, posterior 1/2 tail barred with wide pale and dark rings; hindlimbs washed with rufous; iris blue; dewlap small, white to straw-colored (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 316).
|Comment||For illustrations see Stejneger, 1904; Schmidt, 1928; Rivero, 1978; Schwartz and Henderson, 1985.|
Ecomorph class: grass-bush.
Species group: Ctenonotus cristatellus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).