The anoline lizards of Bimini, Bahamas. American Museum novitates ; no. 1383

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"Three new subspecies of Anolis are described from Bimini, Bahamas, British West Indies. These are: Anolis angusticeps chickcharneyi, Anolis carolinensis lerneri, and Anolis distichus biminiensis. The fourth Anolis inhabiting the islands is Anolis sagrei ordinatus Cope. 2. The four species on Bimini differ markedly in morphological attributes, coloration, ecological preferences, behavior, and relative abundance. On the basis of these differences they can be allocated into two species pairs: (1) angusticeps and carolinensis that are strongly depressed and elongate in habitus, with well-developed adhesive pads on the digits, are almost entirely arboreal in habits, and are shy and retiring in behavior; and (2) distichus and sagrei that are moderately stout in proportions and only slightly depressed, have the adhesive pads only moderately developed, are not restricted to an arboreal habit, and are agile and alert in behavior. 3. The Bahamian representatives of the species angusticeps, carolinensis, and sagrei are Cuban in origin, whereas the representative of distichus appears to be a derivative of Hispaniola"--P. 34-35.
36 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 35-36).