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Anolis alocomyos (KÖHLER, VARGAS & LOTZKAT, 2014)

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymNorops alocomyos KÖHLER, VARGAS & LOTZKAT 2014 
DistributionCosta Rica (San José)

Type locality: road between Santa María de Dota and Copey, 9.65696°N, 83.94831°W, elev. 1,720 m asl, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMF 93635 (KP209362), adult male; collected by Gunther Köhler on 21 February 2010; original field number GK-2405.
Paratypes: Collected by Gunther Köhler on 21 February 2010. All from Provincia de San José, Costa Rica: SMF 93636 (KP209363), along the road between Santa María de Dota and Copey, 9.64955°N, 83.93845°W, elev. 1,850 m; SMF 93637 (KP209364), 93638–41, along the road between Copey and Providencia, 9.61539°N, 83.90802°W, elev. 2,370 m; SMF 93642, along the road between Copey and Providencia, 9.61008°N, 83.90865°W, elev. 2,540 m. SMF 93636–37, 93642 are adult males, the remaining paratypes are adult females. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific name alocomyos is a compound noun formed from the Greek words alox (furrow) and myo (close), referring to the closed sulcus spermaticus in this species, which is unique among the known species in the Norops pachypus complex. 
References
  • Köhler, Gunther; Joseph Vargas, and Sebastian Lotzkat 2014. Two new species of the Norops pachypus complex (Squamata, Dactyloidae) from Costa Rica. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 254–280. - get paper here
 
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