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Anolis altitudinalis GARRIDO, 1985

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTURQUINO GREEN-MOTTLED ANOLE 
SynonymAnolis isolepis altitudinalis GARRIDO 1985: 42
Anolis altitudinalis — GARRIDO & HEDGES 2001
Anolis altitudinalis — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Anolis altitudinalis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionE Cuba

Type locality: Alto del Cardero (1,050 m), Pico Turquino, Sierra Maestra, Santiago de Cuba province (formerly Oriente), Cuba.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: IZAC (= IZ) (no number given) 
Diagnosis 
CommentSpecies group: Anolis carolinensis species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymology 
References
  • Garrido, O. H. and S. B. Hedges 2001. A new anole from the northern slope of the Sierra Maestra in eastern Cuba (Squamata: Iguanidae). Journal of Herpetology 35 (3): 378-383 - get paper here
  • Garrido, O.H. 1985. Nueva subespecie de Anolis isolepis (Lacertilia: Iguanidae) para Cuba. Donana, Acta Vert. 12 (1): 41-49.
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • 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. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
 
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