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Anolis aliniger MERTENS, 1939

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesNorthern green twig anole, LaVega Anole 
SynonymAnolis chloro-cyanus aliniger MERTENS 1939: 66
Anolis aliniger — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 209
Anolis aliniger — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Deiroptyx aliniger — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis aliniger — KÖHLER & HEDGES 2016 
DistributionHispaniola (Haiti, W Dominican Republic), elevation 900-1680 m.

Type locality: Below Paso Bajito, about 900 meters elevation, La Vega Province, República Dominicana.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 25825. 
CommentIllustrations: Mertens, 1939; Williams, 1965.

Species group: Deiroptyx chlorocyana species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Conservation. Given its presumably large geographic range and somewhat reduced threat from deforestation in the protected areas of the Dominican Repubolic, KÖHLER & HEDGES 2016 consider the conservation status of Anolis aliniger to be Least Concern based on the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria (IUCN, 2012).

Distribution: see map in KÖHLER & HEDGES 2016: 85 (Fig. 59). 
  • KÖHLER, GUNTHER 2014. Characters of external morphology used in Anolis taxonomy—Definition of terms, advice on usage, and illustrated examples. Zootaxa 3774 (2): 201–257 - get paper here
  • Köhler, Gunther and S. Blair Hedges 2016. A revision of the green anoles of Hispaniola with description of eight new species (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae) NOVITATES CARIBAEA 9: 1-135 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1939. Herpetologische Ergebnisse einer Reise nach der Insel Hispaniola, Westindien. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 449: 1-84.
  • Nicholson, K. E., R. E. Glor, J. J. Kolbe, A. Larson, S. B. Hedges, and J. B. Losos 2005. Mainland colonization by island lizards. Journal of Biogeography 32: 929–938 - get paper here
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E.; BRIAN I. CROTHER, CRAIG GUYER & JAY M. SAVAGE 2012. It is time for a new classification of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Zootaxa 3477: 1–108
  • Poe, S. 2004. Phylogeny of anoles. Herpetological Monographs 18: 37-89 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Powell R. 2002. Anolis aliniger Mertens. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (748): 1-3 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Williams, E. E. 1965. The species of Hispaniolan green anoles (Sauria, Iguanidae). Breviora (227): 1-16. - get paper here
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