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1 January 2009 A revision of the Venezuelan anoles II: redescription of Anolis squamulatus Peters 1863 and Anolis tigrinus Peters 1863 (Reptilia: Polychrotidae)
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Eight species of polychrotid lizard have been recorded from the Venezuelan Coastal Range. Among them, Anolis squamulatus and A. tigrinus are two of the most distinctive due to their size (the first one very large, the latter very small). However, very little is known about their morphological variation, coloration in life, and biology. Detailed descriptions of A. squamulatus and A. tigrinus are presented based on previously and newly collected material. Color variation, sexual dichromatism and natural habits of both taxa are also documented. Habitat partitioning among the polychrotid lizards sympatric with A. squamulatus and A. tigrinus is also discussed.

Copyright 2009 College of Arts and Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Gabriel N. Ugueto, Gilson Rivas, Tito Barros, and Eric N. Smith "A revision of the Venezuelan anoles II: redescription of Anolis squamulatus Peters 1863 and Anolis tigrinus Peters 1863 (Reptilia: Polychrotidae)," Caribbean Journal of Science 45(1), 30-51, (1 January 2009). https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v45i1.a7
Published: 1 January 2009
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