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Anolis anisolepis SMITH, BURLEY & FRITTS, 1968

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Chiapas Ornate Anole
S: Abaniquillo Adornado de Chiapas 
SynonymAnolis anisolepis SMITH, BURLEY & FRITTS 1968
Norops anisolepis — GUYER & SAVAGE 1986
Norops anisolepis — LINER 1994
Norops anisolepis — KÖHLER 2000: 59
Norops anisolepis — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis anisolepis — LINER 2007
Norops anisolepis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis anisolepis — HOFMANN & TOWNSEND 2017
Norops anisolepis — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionSE Mexico (Chiapas)

Type locality: Mexico: 10 mi SE San Cristobal, Las Casas, Chiapas  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 73899; W. Burley, J. Fawcett, and T. Fritts; August 2, 1967. 
CommentSynonymy: Poe et al. 2017 stated that anisolepis is not a valid species (without discussing its synonymy) while Hofmann & Townsend 2017 confirmed its validity.

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
  • Hofmann, E. P., & Townsend, J. H. 2017. Origins and biogeography of the Anolis crassulus subgroup (Squamata: Dactyloidae) in the highlands of Nuclear Central America. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17(1), 267 - get paper here
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Köhler,G., McCranie,J.R. & Wilson,L.D. 1999. Two new species of anoles of the Norops crassulus group from Honduras (Reptilia: Sauria: Polychrotidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 20 (3): 279-298 - get paper here
  • McCranie J R; Wilson L D; Williams K L 1992. A new species of anole of the Norops crassulus group (Sauria: Polychridae) from northwestern Honduras. Carib. J. Sci. 28 (3-4): 208-215
  • Nicholson, K.E. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis and a test of the current infrageneric classification of Norops (beta Anolis). Herpetological Monographs 16: 93-120 - 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 - get paper here
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E.; BRIAN I. CROTHER, CRAIG GUYER & JAY M. SAVAGE 2018. Translating a clade based classification into one that is valid under the international code of zoological nomenclature: the case of the lizards of the family Dactyloidae (Order Squamata). Zootaxa 4461 (4): 573–586 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M., BURLEY, E, & FRITTS, T. 1968. A new anisolepid Anolis (Reptilia: Lacertilia) from México. Journal of Herpetology 2: 147-151. - get paper here
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