Cnemidophorus ruthveni BURT, 1935
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemidophorus ruthveni?
|Higher Taxa||Teiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Bonaire Whiptail|
|Synonym||Cnemidophorus murinus ruthveni BURT 1935: 1|
Cnemidophorus murinus ruthveni — HUMMELINCK 1940: 85
Cnemidophorus murinus ruthveni — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus ruthveni — UGUETO & HARVEY 2010
Cnemidophorus ruthveni — HARVEY et al. 2012
Type locality: Seroe Grandi, Bonaire
|Types||Holotype: UMMZ 57270, an adult female|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A species of the genus Cnemidophorus distinguished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) maximum SVL in males 151 mm (Lammere ́e, 1970); (2) nostril usually slightly anterior to nasal suture; (3) rostral scale bluntly rounded; (4) frontonasal usually hexagonal or octagonal, forming slightly angular sutures with nasals; (5) first supraciliary usually separated from prefrontal; (6) scales of circumorbital semicir- cles 9–12 (total of both sides) in contact with supraoculars, extending to posterior or middle portion of third supraocular; (7) 51–96 (total of both sides) scales in doubled or tripled rows between supraoculars and supraciliaries; (8) mesoptychials barely enlarged; (9) ventrals in 10–12 longitudinal and 35–40 transverse rows; (10) bisexual (gonochoristic); (11) brachials barely enlarged and restricted to small patch near elbow; (12) males with one anal spur on each side; spur broad and short, extending very close to body; (13) 2–3 medium scales between anal spur and preanal shield; (14) subcaudals near base of tail smooth; (15) stripes absent in juveniles, but dark dorsolat- eral fields often indicated on rump; (16) adult males in life with dark gray head with white or pale blue spots and brown or tan body with 12–19 large white or pale blue spots on flanks; (17) females in life uniformly gray-brown with indication of pale lateral longitudinal stripes or 0–15 faint large spots on flanks; (18) juvenile color pattern like that of adult females [from UGUETO & HARVEY 2010].|
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