Anolis woodi DUNN, 1940
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|Higher Taxa||Anolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Wood's Anole|
attenuatus: Slender Anole
|Synonym||Anolis woodi DUNN 1940: 110|
Anolis woodi woodi — TAYLOR 1956: 115
Anolis woodi attenuatus TAYLOR 1956: 118
Anolis woodi attenuatus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 69
Anolis woodi — PETERS et al. 1970: 69
Anolis attenuatus — FITCH et al. 1976: 114
Norops woodi — VILLA et al. 1988
Anolis woodi — WILLIAMS et al. 1995
Norops woodi — KÖHLER 2000: 64
Norops woodi — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops woodi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis woodi — KÖHLER et al. 2007
Norops woodi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
|Distribution||Panama, Costa Rica|
Type locality: El Volcán, Chiriquí, Panama.
attenuatus: Panama, Costa Rica; Type locality: Isla Bonita, southeastern slope of Volcán Póas, Costa Rica, elevation 5500 ft.
|Types||Holotype: AMNH 62647, adult female; in the American Museum of Natural History; collected in Feb.-Mar. 1936, by F. E. Lutz and W. J. Gertsch, while members of the late Mr. W. C. Wood's Panama trip.|
Holotype: KUMNH No. 34257; paratype: KUMNH No. 34256 [attenuatus]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. “A fair-sized (head and body 72 mm.) Anolis with keeled imbricate dorsals in an ill-defined zone composed of the eight median rows of largest scales; laterals keeled or tuberculate scarcely imbricate; ventrals larger than dorsals, heavily keeled, slightly mueronate; longest toe reaches eye; tibia as long as head to ear; ear opening smaller than eye; two scales between semicircles; occipital smaller than ear; a broad, irregular, light dorsal band; resembles capito, but has different dorsals and a longer head.” (Dunn 1940)|
Description. “Besides the diagnostic characters the head scales are keeled and elongate; canthus rostralis well marked; supraocular ridges feeble; four scales between occipital and semicircles; supraoculars gradually and slightly enlarged centrally; one elongate anterior supraciliary; scales on tail keeled, imbricate; tail slightly flattened; digits moderately dilated; 29 lamellae under toe 4; a slight dewlap (white scales on dark skin): brown, pinkish below; a broad light, lighter-edged dorsal band from back of head between eyes onto tail, with wavy edges on body making four lobes down onto sides: a dark band across shin; tail 165 mm long.” (Dunn 1940)
|Comment||Subspecies: Anolis woodi attenuatus has been elevated to species status by FITCH et al (1976) but considered as synonym of Norops woodi by KÖHLER 2000.|
Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)
|Etymology||Named after W. C. Wood who may have been an official in the Panama Canal Zone.|
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