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Anolis reconditus UNDERWOOD & WILLIAMS, 1959

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Blue Mountains Anole 
SynonymAnolis reconditus UNDERWOOD & WILLIAMS 1959: 44
Anolis reconditus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 322
Norops reconditus — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops reconditus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops reconditus — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionJamaica (Blue Mountains)

Type locality: 4 km. WNW Trinityville, elevation about 760 m, St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 53274. 
DiagnosisDESCRIPTION: Size large (SVL in males to 100 mm, in females to 84 mm); 5 rows
of loreals; 1-2 scales between supraorbital semicircles; 2-5 scales between inter-parietal and supraorbital semicircles; scales behind interparietal grade gradually into dorsals; dorsal scales small, keeled; ventral scales cycloid, smooth, juxta- xxx posed; 5 postrostrals; 6 postmentals; supradigital scales multicarinate. Dorsal ground color (male) dull, mossy green to light brown, with gray, tan, or brown mottling in transverse bands and irregular, longitudinal neck stripes; laterally blue- green, especially in vague stripe over forearm, and in temporal area; orbital area slate; sub- and postocular areas whitish to green; labials with brown and yellowish blotching; venter yellowish gray-brown; dewlap dull orange-yellow to medial edge, then abruptly pale gray at anterior and posterior extremes; dewlap scales gray-green. Dorsum (females) not so greenish to tan or chocolate-brown; pale brown middorsal stripe; light tan spots dorsolaterally; postorbital region with or without prominent green patches; with or without rosy red marks behind limbs; dewlap yellowish green (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 322). 
CommentFor illustrations see Underwood and Williams, 1959; Lazell, 1966.

Species group: Norops valencienni species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
  • Hicks,R. 1973. New studies on a montane lizard of Jamaica, Anolis reconditus. Breviora (404): 1-23 - get paper here
  • Lazell, J.D., Jr. 1966. Studies on Anolis reconditus Underwood and Williams. Bull. Inst. Jamaica Sci. Ser. 18:1-15.
  • Mitchell, Numi C. 1997. Geographic Distribution. Anolis reconditus. Herpetological Review 28 (4): 209 - get paper here
  • Nicholson, K.E. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis and a test of the current infrageneric classification of Norops (beta Anolis). Herpetological Monographs 16: 93-120 - 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. 2004. Phylogeny of anoles. Herpetological Monographs 18: 37-89 - 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.
  • Underwood, G. and E. E. Williams. 1959. The anoline lizards of Jamaica. Bull. Inst. Jamaica Sci. Ser. 9: 1-48. - get paper here
  • Yuan, M. L., M. H. Wake, and I. J. Wang. 2019. Phenotypic integration between claw and toepad traits promotes microhabitat specialization in the Anolis adaptive radiation. Evolution 73: 231–244 - get paper here
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