Anolis taylori SMITH & SPIELER, 1945
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|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Taylor's Anole|
S: Abaniquillo de Taylor
|Synonym||Anolis taylori SMITH & SPIELER 1945|
Anolis taylori — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 61
Anolis taylori — DUELLMAN 1965
Anolis taylori — FITCH 1976
Anolis taylori — LIEB 1981
Norops taylori — LINER 1994
Norops taylori — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis taylori — LINER 2007
Norops taylori — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis taylori — KÖHLER et al. 2014: 144
Norops taylori — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
Type locality: One mile north of Acapulco, Guerrero.
|Types||Holotype: USNM 132358|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A moderate-sized to moderately large species (SVL in largest male 73.0 mm, largest female 58.0 mm) of the genus Anolis (sensu Poe 2004) that differs from all other Mexican and Central American congeners except A. dunni, A. gadovii, A. liogaster, A. omiltemanus, and A. peucephilus by having (1) smooth ventral scales; (2) an oval patch of usually three greatly enlarged supraorbital scales; (3) a pair of greatly enlarged postcloacal scales in males. Anolis taylori differs from A. liogaster, A. omiltemanus, and A. peucephilus by having the middorsal scales not or only 2-4 rows slightly enlarged (vs. 10–15 rows of dorsal scales moderately enlarged in A. liogaster, A. omiltemanus, and A. peucephilus) and by having a pinkish to orange red male dewlap with semicircular pale streaks and blotches (vs. uniform purple to pink in A. liogaster, and uniform orange yellow in A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus). Also, A. taylori has longer hind legs than A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus with the longest toe of adpressed hind leg usually reaching to a point between ear and eye or to posterior border of eye, rarely to ear opening or to mideye (vs. to level of ear opening or to a point between shoulder and ear opening in A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus) and usually only a single pair of greatly enlarged sublabial scales in contact with infralabial scales (vs. usually two pairs in A. omiltemanus and A. peucephilus). Anolis taylori differs from A. gadovii by having shorter hind legs with the longest toe of adpressed hind leg usually reaching to a point between ear and eye or to posterior border of eye, rarely to ear opening or to mideye (vs. to level of mideye or anterior border of eye in A. gadovii), absence of a bold reticulated body pattern (vs. such a pattern present in A. gadovii), and a pinkish to orange red male dewlap with semicircular pale streaks and blotches (vs. pink to purple in A. gadovii). Anolis taylori differs from A. dunni by exhibiting a bold color pattern consisting of contrasting white longitudinal body stripes in large males (vs. no such contrasting pattern present in A. dunni) and by having a red dewlap with bold bluish purple semicircular markings in adult males (vs. red or orange red male dewlap with yellow or whitish markings in A. dunni). (KÖHLER et al. 2014).|
|Comment||Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)|
|Etymology||Named after Edward Harrison Taylor, 1889-1978 [obituary in Herp Review 10 (2): 47; see also Borrell 2013 for further biographical notes]|
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