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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Allison's Anole
S: Abanquillo de Allison 
SynonymAnolis allisoni BARBOUR 1928: 58
Anolis allisoni — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 210
Anolis allisoni — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 221
Anolis allisoni — KÖHLER 2000: 59
Anolis allisoni — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionCuba, Honduras (Guanaja, Roatán, Cayos Cochinos), Belize, Islas de la Bahia, Mexico (Quintana Roo, Campeche)

Type locality: Isla de Roatán, Islas de la Bahia, Honduras.

Introduced to Florida (Donini & Allman 2017: 587) Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 26725. 
CommentNot listed by LINER 1994.

Species group: Anolis carolinensis species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Diagnosis/Similar Species. Anolis allisoni is readily distinguished from all other Honduran anoles by its elongated snout (especially pronounced in adult males) and its longitudinally elongated ear opening with the posterior margin forming a longitudinal depression. The only other solid green anole in life in Honduras is Norops biporcatus, which is restricted to the mainland (McCranie & Köhler 2015).

Karyotype: 2n=36, XY (males) or XX (females) (Giovannotti et al. 2016) 
References
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