Anolis soinii POE & YAÑEZ-MIRANDA, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis soinii?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Anolis soinii POE & YAÑEZ-MIRANDA 2008|
Dactyloa soinii — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Dactyloa soinii — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||Peru (San Martin), S Ecuador|
Type locality: Peru, Department of San Martin, Venceremos, approximately 94 km west of Rioja (between old kilometer markers 390–391, near new kilometer marker 380), 05’40.405 S 77’45.310 W, 1,739 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: MZUNAP 02.000179, male, Museo de la Universidad de Amazonía Peruana, collected 24 April 2005 by Steven Poe, Christian Yañez-Miranda, and Jenny Hollis.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Anolis soinii differs from all other Anolis we have examined except one A. boettgeri specimen and one A. huilae specimen in possessing paired scales immediately anterior to the interparietal, larger than and in contact with the posterior scales of the supraorbital semicircles semicircles (the dorsal head scales of the only specimen of A. huilae to possess this condition were figured in Williams [1982:fig. 6]). The new species further differs from A. boettgeri in adult size (maximum SVL 68.0 in A. boettgeri; 82.0 in A. soinii) and color of the male dewlap skin (white in A. soinii, peach in A. boettgeri) and details of scalation. Anolis soinii differs from A. huilae in possessing longer legs (femoral length/SVL mean = 0.29, range = 0.28–0.30 in A. soinii; mean = 0.25, range = 0.23–0.26 in A. huilae), smaller middorsal scales (mean numbers of scales in 10% of SVL = 22.8, range 21–24 in A. soinii; mean = 17.6, range = 14–21 in A. huilae), and in dewlap color pattern (white dewlap skin with dispersed dark grey blotching and green and blue scales in A. soinii, yellow dewlap skin with cream or blue scales and rows of black dots along scales in A. huilae) and details of scalation.|
|Comment||Similar species: A. huilae (E Andes of Colombia)|
Similar species: In the field, A. soinii could be confused only with the other green Peruvian anoles A. boettgeri, A. punctatus, and A. cuscoensis (A. huilae is known only from Colombia).
Species groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).
|Etymology||Etymology.—We name this form in honor of Pekka Soini, for his outstanding contributions to Peruvian herpetology.|