BREVIORA Museiuiim of Coimipsirsitive Zoology Cambridge, Mass. 31 March, 1967 Number 261 THE MONTICOLA GROUP OF THE LIZARD GENUS ANOUS IN HISPANIOLA By Richard Thomas and Albert Schwartz^ In 1962, Williams summarized the then available data on three allied species of Hispaniolan anoles: A. monticola Shreve, A. chris-tophei Williams and A . etheridgei Williams i = A. darlingtoni Coch-ran). Of the three species, monticola was named on the basis of a single male from "the northern and eastern foothills. Massif de la Hotte, 1000-4000 feet, Haiti." Additional specimens of this species were reported by Williams from the general region about and to the north of Camp Perrin and from He Grande Cayemite off the north coast of the Tiburon Peninsula of southwestern Haiti. The third species (described as A. darlingtoni by Cochran, but later changed to A. etheridgei by Williams , for nomencla-tural reasons) was named from seven specimens collected by P. J. Darlington at four localities in the Cordillera Central of the Republica Dominicana. Finally, A. christophei from the Citadelle Laierriere in northern Haiti was based upon two females, both of which had been rather long in preservative. Williams (1962) reported on the coloration and pattern in life of A. monticola, and described the males of A. christophei. The latter species was still known only from the vicinity of the type locality. As for A. ether-idgei, the coloration and pattern of this species were still unknown, and its range remained as delimited by the original holotype and paratypes. The three species in the monticola group share a community of scale characteristics; those that distinguish them from other Hispaniolan anoles are the ventrals in transverse rows plus the 1 10,000 SW 84th St., Miami, Florida 33143.