Anolis porcus (COPE, 1864)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis porcus?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Oriente Bearded Anole|
|Synonym||Chamaeleolis porcus COPE 1864:168|
Chamaeleolis porcus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON
Chamaeleolis porcus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 382
Anolis porcus — POWELL et al. 1996: 80
Chamaeleolis porcus — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 170
Chamaeleolis porcus — KARCH 2002
Xiphosurus porcus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis (Chamaeleolis) porcus — RODRIGUEZ-SCHETTINO et al. 2013
Xiphosurus porcus — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
Type locality: Cuba; restricted by Garrido and Schwartz, 1968, to the vicinity of the city of Guantánamo, Guantánamo Province, Cuba.
|Types||Holotype: ANSP 8133.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size large (SVL in males to 162 mm, in females to 171 mm); tail longer than SVL in adults; tail not semiprehensile; paramedian gular scales long, flexible, barbel-like, extending to posterior edge of orbit; supralabials in (usually broad) contact with circumorbital ring; scales in about 4 dorsalmost rows longer than broad (elongate oval in shape), with few or no tiny interstitial scales or granules; ventrals flat or swollen, fairly large (22-48 in snout-orbit distance); zone of transition between large lateral scales and smaller ventral scales relatively abrupt; scales on lower jaw below angle of jaws smooth or only slightly irregular; posterior expanded portion of casque with relatively smaller scales; total loreals 23-56; 12-17 small scales between interparietal and border of casque; canthals swollen but not so large as in Ch. barbatus; auricular opening oval, lenticular, with dorsal fleshy tag poorly developed. Tongue intense black except for grayish lower sides; dorsum generally clear gray and without spots or dots, but with metachrosis (brownish or greenish gray to black); a grayish white supraaxillary patch; well-defined black dots and markings on casque, labials, and sides of face; venter yellowish near limbs, brownish elsewhere; dewlap present in both sexes, dull purple (female), brownish to orange-yellow basally and medially, bluish gray at throat, with 4 well-defined brownish bands (both sexes); juveniles colored and patterned like adults; iris very dark chestnut in adults (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 382).|
|Comment||The genus Chamaeleolis was synonymized within Anolis by Hass et al. (1993).|
Species group: Xiphosurus chamaeleonides species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).