Anolis vanidicus GARRIDO & SCHWARTZ, 1972
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis vanidicus?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Escambray Grass Anole, Vanidicus Anole|
|Synonym||Anolis vanidicus GARRIDO & SCHWARTZ 1972: 515|
Anolis vandicus — ZOOLOGICAL RECORD 1972
Anolis vanidicus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 352
Anolis vanidicus — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 315
Anolis vanidicus — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Anolis vanidicus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis vanidicus — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||Cuba (Sierra de Trinidad, near Santiago de Cuba)|
Anolis vanidicus vanidicus: Sierra de Trinidad and adjacent lowlands. Type locality: 4 km W, 12 km N Trinidad (road to Topes de Collantes), Sancti Spiritus Province, Cuba.
|Types||Holotype: AMNH 78400.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size small (SVL in males to 39 mm, in females to 37 mm); habitus|
attenuate, tail long; 3 rows of loreals; scales between supraorbitals 0-2 (mode 1); 0 - 3 (mode 2) scales between interparietal and supraorbital semicircles; 6 postrostrals; 1-3 (mode 2) postmentals; suboculars not in contact with supra- labials; head with shallow depression between canthal ridges; a dark half-moon figure in depression; dorsals enlarged and unicarinate, in 7-9 rows, grading fairly abruptly into small, almost granular lateral scales, in tum grading abruptly into large, keeled ventrals; supradigital scales multicarinate; dewlap present in both sexes. Sexual dichromatism prominent, both sexes brownish green to olive-green and with a whitish line below eye; females with a pale (straw-cinnamon, cream), wide middorsal band (at times including a few dark flecks) set off from darker sides; often a dark, U-shaped sacral figure; often a reddish midventral line; venter yellowish, brightest laterally, or cream; no black supraaxillary spot or dot in males; dewlap (males) pale, greenish yellow to olivaceous or grayish, or brown grading to dirty yellow basally, interior scales weakly yellow; iris pale green (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 352).
|Comment||Anolis vanidicus rejectus has been elevated to species status by GARRIDO & HEDGES 2000.|
Species group: Anolis alutaceus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).