Anolis sheplani SCHWARTZ, 1974
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis sheplani?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Baoruco Gray Twig Anole, Cabral Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis sheplani SCHWARTZ 1974: 4|
Anolis sheplani — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 340
Anolis sheplani — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Anolis sheplani — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis sheplani — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||Hispaniola (Dominican Republic: Sierra de Baoruco)|
Type locality: “13.0 mi. (20.8 km) SE Cabral, elevation: 3200 feet (976 meters), Barahona Province, Republica Dominicana”
|Types||Holotype: USNM 194015|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size small (SVL in males to 41 mm, females to 40 mm); 2-3 (mode|
2) rows of loreals; scales between supraorbitals 0-2 (mode 1); 1-2 (mode 1) scales between interparietal and supraorbital semicircles; suboculars in contact with supralabials; 2 - 3 (mode 3) scales between nasal and rostral; 2 - 5 granular postmentals; 4-8 postrostrals; middorsal scales small, smooth, subequal, with a longitudinal series of isolated, spine-like scales separated by about 6-8 small, flat scales; ventrals smooth, distinctly larger than dorsals, juxtaposed, in often poorly defined rows; dewlap in both sexes, large, inset; limbs short, scales smooth, including supradigital scales; tail round, nonverticillate, with a continuation of evenly spaced middorsal spines, dorsal caudal scales larger than ventrals, smooth to weakly unicarinate, ventral caudal scales much larger, strongly unicarinate. Dorsum almost white to tan (when sleeping) to dark brown (in weak metachrosis) when active, or with lichenate pattern involving tan and brown with a row of tiny, dark brown dots on middorsal line (= median dorsal spinose scales); a small black to dark brown nuchal dot and a broad, dark sacral U (in pale phase); 2 radiating black lines from eye onto temporal region; a ventral radiating line from eye, forming 1 of a maximum series of 5 incomplete transverse, dark lines across throat; dewlap pale peach in males, brown with cream border in females, scales large and arranged in rows, marginal dewlap scales crowded and about same size as throat scales adjacent to dewlap; venter white (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 340).
|Comment||Species group: Anolis angusticeps species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).|
|Etymology||Named after the collector Bruce R. Sheplan.|