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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlue-eyed grass-bush anole, Monte Verde Anole 
SynonymAnolis (Dracontura) alutaceus COPE 1861: 212
Anolis alutaceus — BOULENGER 1885: 71
Anolis alutaceus saltatus — PETERS 1970: 217
Anolis alutaceus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 214
Anolis alutaceus — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 282
Anolis alutaceus — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Anolis alutaceus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionCuba, Isla de la Juventud

Type locality: Monte Verde, Guantánamo Province, Cuba. Terra typica (fide RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999): Arroyo La Mariposa, Sierra de Trinidad, 4 km NW of Topes de Collantes, Las Villas province, Cuba. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: MCZ 10932; ? USNM27485-87. 
CommentIllustrations: Barbour and Ramsden, 1919; Ruibal, 1964; Peters, 1970; Schwartz and Henderson, 1985, Flaschendräger 2002.

Species group: Anolis alutaceus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
References
  • Barbour, T. and C. T. Ramsden. 1919. The herpetology of Cuba. Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., Harvard Coll. 47: 69-213. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1861. Notes and descriptions of anoles. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 13: 208-215. - get paper here
  • Flaschendräger, A. 2002. Beobachtungen an Anolis-Arten in der Cordillera de Guaniguanico, Provinz Pinar del Río, West-Kuba. Herpetofauna 24 (138): 5-18 - get paper here
  • Fläschendräger, Axel 2017. Beobachtungen an einigen Anolis-Arten im westlichen Kuba Terraria-Elaphe (5): 52-63 - get paper here
  • Garrido O H 1980. Revision del complejo Anolis alutaceus (Lacertilia: Iguanidae) y descripcion de una nueva especie de Cuba. POEYANA INSTITUTO DE ZOOLOGIA ACADEMIA DE CIENCIAS DE CUBA (No. 201) 1980: 1-41
  • Garrido, O. H. and A. R. Estrada. 1989. Nueva especies del complejo Anolis alutaceus (Lacertilia: Iguanidae) para Cuba. Rev. Biol. 3: 57-66.
  • Garrido, O. H. and S. B. Hedges. 1992. Three new grass anoles (Sauria: Iguanidae) from Cuba. Carib. J. Sci. 28: 21-29. - get paper here
  • Heselhaus, Ralf & Schmidt, Matthias 1995. Caribbean Anoles. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, 65 pp.
  • Losos, J. B. 2009. Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 528 pp.
  • Losos, Jonathan B., Manuel Leal, Richard E. Glor, Kevin de Queiroz, Paul E. Hertz, Lourdes Rodríguez Schettino, Ada Chamizo Lara, Todd R. Jackman & Allan Larson 2003. Niche lability in the evolution of a Caribbean lizard community. Nature 424: 542-545
  • 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
  • Peters, G. 1970. Zur Taxionomie und Zoogeographie der kubanischen anolinen Eidechsen (Reptilia, Iguanide). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 46: 197-234.
  • 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
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes (ed.) 1999. The iguanid lizards of Cuba. University Press of Florida, 428 pp.
  • 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
  • Ruibal, R. 1964. An annotated checklist and key to the anoline lizards of Cuba. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 130 (8): 475-520. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. and Henderson, R.W. 1985. A guide to the identification of the amphibians and reptiles of the West Indies exclusive of Hispaniola. Milwaukee Public Mus., 165 pp.
 
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