Anolis eugenegrahami

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Vinales anole
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Dactyloidae
Genus: Anolis
Species:
A. eugenegrahami
Binomial name
Anolis eugenegrahami

Anolis eugenegrahami, commonly known as Eugene's anole or black stream anole, is a species of lizard in the family Dactyloidae, endemic to northern Haiti.[2]

Range and habitat[edit]

A. eugenegrahami is endemic to the Département du Nord in northern Haiti where it is only found 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) northeast of Plaisance.[2]

Description and behavior[edit]

This species is of moderate size, with extremely long limbs.[3] Males can reach up to 72 mm (2.8 in) in snout-to-vent length and females up to 61 mm (2.4 in). Males and females are both very dark. The dewlap (male only) ranges from very dark gray to black, with the edge being lighter.[2]

It is one of two semi-aquatic anoles from the Caribbean, the other being A. vermiculatus of Cuba.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwartz, A., 1978, A new species of aquatic Anolis (Sauria, Iguanidae) from Hispaniola. Ann. Carnegie Mus. 47:261-279
  2. ^ a b c Powell, Robert; Neland, Jason A. (30 November 1998). "Anolis eugenegrahami Schwartz" (PDF). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b Leal, Manuel; Knox, Alison K. & Losos, Jonathan B. (2002). "Lack of convergence in aquatic Anolis lizards". Evolution. 56 (4): 785–791. doi:10.1554/0014-3820(2002)056[0785:lociaa]2.0.co;2.