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Watts' anole - Anolis wattsi  :

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Watts' anole (Anolis wattsi ) is a species of anole, a lizard in the family Polychrotidae. The species is endemic to the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.

Watts' anole

On Jamaica

Scientific classification :








Species:A. wattsi

Binomial name :

Anolis wattsi
Boulenger, 1894

Subspecies :

(unclear; see text)

  • A. w. wattsi Boulenger, 1894

  • A. w. forresti Barbour, 1923

  • A. w. schwartzi Lazell, 1972

Synonyms :

  • Anolis alter E. Williams, 1962

  • Anolis forresti Barbour, 1923

  • Anolis schwartzi — Burnell &Hedges, 1990

Geographic range :


A. wattsi is native to Antigua, and has also been introduced to Saint Lucia.


Taxonomy :


A. pogus was formerly described as a subspecies of A. wattsi. The taxonomy of two further subspecies, sometimes described as A. schwartziand A. forresti, is unclear. At a minimum, the three taxa are very closely related, and similar in appearance, ecology, and behavior. A. w. schwartzi is found on Sint Eustatius, Saint Kitts, and Nevis. A. w. forresti is endemic to Barbuda.


Etymology :


The specific name, wattsi, is in honor of Dr. Sir Francis Watts who became the Commissioner of Agriculture for the West Indies.[1]

The specific name or subspecific name, schwartzi, is in honor of American herpetologist Albert Schwartz.[1]

Gallery :

A.w.schwartzi on Saint Kitts

Male, Tobago

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