Anolis quaggulus COPE, 1885
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|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Anolis quaggulus COPE 1885: 391|
Anolis quaggulus — BOULENGER 1885: 83
Anolis quaggulus — FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Anolis quaggulus — KÖHLER 2003
Anolis quaggulus — KÖHLER et al. 2006
Norops quaggulus — NICHOLSON et al. 20146
Norops quaggulus — MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 2015: 10
Norops quaggulus — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||E Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica|
Type locality: “San Juan river, Nicaragua”.
|Types||Holotype: USNM 24979|
|Diagnosis||Original description from COPE (1885): Belonging to the section of the genus with round tail and keeled ventral scales. There are seven rows of truncate and keeled dorsal scales, which are much larger than the ventrals, or the granular laterals, from which they are abruptly distinguished. Muzzle short and narrowed. Supraorbital series separated by three rows of keeled scales, and continued well on muzzle, but not to the canthus rostralis. They are separated on the muzzle by four rows of polygonal, nearly smooth scales. Facial ruge obsolete ; facial concavity shallow. The supraocular disc consists of two principal large longitudinal median scuta, surrounded by seven or eight smaller ones. Occipital scale little larger than those by which it is surrounded, two of which separated it from the supraorbitals. Auricular meatus much larger. Five rows of loreal, and one row of suborbital scales. Tibia shorter than head. Infralabials very narrow, keeled. When the posterior limb is extended forwards the end of the longest toe marksthe front of the orbit. Scales on exposed surfaces of femur and forearm large, keeled. Fan large. |
The general color is a golden green. On the back is a series of blackish chevrons, with the angle directed posteriorly, and with the lateral branches thickened anteriorly. From the apex of each branch a delicate blackish line descends vertically, stopping on the side below its middle, thus dividing the side into vertical areas. Head more yellow above ; limbs reddish brown.
Length to vent: 0325
Length to auricular meatus: .0090
Width at auricular meatus: .0058
Length of anterior limb: .015
Length of posterior limb: .0265
Length of femur: .008
Length of posterior foot: .011
|Comment||Similar species: A. humilis. Resurrected from the synonymy of N. humilis based mainly on differences in hemipenis morphology. Poe (2016) considers the diagnostic characters suggested by Köhler as insufficient to distinguish between A. quaggulus and humilis. Phillips et al. 2015 show that quaggulus is nested within Anolis/Norops humilis.|
Relationships: This species is allied to A. tropidonotus and A. uniformis, coming nearest the latter in its scutellation. The scales of the head are however quite different, and the dorsal scales less numerous and of a different form. The color is unlike anything hitherto observed in the genus.
Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)
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