Polychrus auduboni (HALLOWELL, 1845)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Polychrus auduboni?
|Higher Taxa||Polychrotidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||S: Camaleón, falso camaleón|
E: Smooth-backed Bush Anole, Common monkey lizard, Many-colored bush anole
|Synonym||Leiolepis auduboni HALLOWELL 1845|
Polychrus marmoratus marmoratus – BURT & BURT 1933: 41. [in part]
Polychrus marmoratus – ROZE 1958: 2
Polychrus auduboni — MURPHY et al. 2017
|Distribution||Venezuela (Cordillera de Costa, probably llanos and Orinoco Delta), Trinidad and Tobago. Probably Isla de Margarita.|
Type locality: “Colombia within 200 miles of Caracas.”; Restricted to La Cumbre, Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela (~10.233333 -67.333336), by Murphy et al. 2017.
|Types||Holotype: ANSP 8138|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Loreal usually fragmented into two scales; supranasal not in contact with loreal; two or three internasals; loreal contacts upper labials 2–3–4; vertebral rows 93–112; scales around mid-body 62–80; lamellae on fourth toe 30–43; usually three scales (2–4) between the first canthals, and five scales (4–6) between the second canthals; nasal does not usually contact first upper labial, but does contact the second and third; total femoral pores 17–28; multicarinate scales in paravertebral rows few or none; paravertebrals much larger than laterals; the number of supraocular rows usually five, rarely four or six; scales on anterior of snout finely striated with scattered tiny tubercles; scales on anterior surface of humerus keeled (Murphy et al. 2017).|
|Comment||Synonymy: previously a synonym of P. marmoratus but ignored by most authors; revalidated by Murphy et al. 2017, who, however, did not present any molecular data about its relationship with other species.|
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