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Anolis apletolepis KÖHLER & HEDGES, 2016

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis apletolepis KÖHLER & HEDGES 2016: 110
Anolis aliniger — WILLIAMS 1965: 9
Anolis aliniger — SCHWARTZ & THOMAS 1975 (in part.)
Anolis aliniger — SCHWARTZ 1980 (in part.)
Anolis aliniger — HENDERSON & INCHAUSTEGUI 1984 (in part.)
Anolis aliniger —HENDERSON & SCHWARTZ 1984
Anolis aliniger — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988 (in part.)
Anolis aliniger — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991 (in part.)
Anolis aliniger — POWELL et al. 1996 (in part.)
Anolis aliniger — HENDERSON & POWELL 2009 (in part.) 
DistributionSE Haiti (La Selle mountain range), Dominican Republic (W Sierra de Bahoruco), 1575-1840 m elevation

Type locality: Furcy, at Lodge (18.42037, -72.29777), 1575 m, Massif de la Selle, Département de l’Ouest, Haiti  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype. SMF 98133, an adult male; collected 22 November 2009 by S. Blair Hedges. Field tag number USNM FS (field series) 268696.
Paratypes. MCZ 190696, La Visite National Park (18.33186, -72.28701), 1840 m, Département de l’Ouest, Haiti, collected 19 August 2009 by Luke Mahler. USNM 558684 (KJ566817, EF531484), Furcy (18.42793, -72.27962), 1665 m, Département de l’Ouest, Haiti, collected 22 May 1991 by S. Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas, Nicholas Plummer, and Manuel Leal. USNM 286908 (KJ566814), Gros Cheval, ca. 15 km W of, via logging roads, northeast slope of Pic La Selle, Département Sud’Est, Haiti, collected 18 November 1984 by S. Blair Hedges and Richard Thomas. 
CommentDistribution: see map in KÖHLER & HEDGES 2016: 85 (Fig. 59). 
EtymologyThe name apletolepis is a composite noun in apposition derived from apleto (Greek for “large”) and lepis (Greek for “scale”) referring to the enlarged scales on the anterior surface of thigh. 
References
  • Henderson, R.W., and Schwartz, A. 1984. A guide to the identification of the amphibians and reptiles of Hispaniola. Spec. PubI. Milwaukee Public Mus. Biol. and Geol. (4):1-70.
  • Köhler, Gunther and S. Blair Hedges 2016. A revision of the green anoles of Hispaniola with description of eight new species (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae) NOVITATES CARIBAEA 9: 1-135 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2017. Neue Arten: Liste der im Jahr 2016 neu beschriebenen Reptilien Terraria-Elaphe 2017 (3): 54-70 - get paper here
  • Powell, R., R. W. Henderson, K. Adler, And H. A. Dundee. 1996. An annotated checklist of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. In R. Powell and R. W. Henderson (eds.), Contributions to West Indian Herpetology: A Tribute to Albert Schwartz, p.51-93. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca (New York). Contributions to Herpetology, volume 12.
  • Schwartz, A. 1980. The herpetogeography of Hispaniola, West Indies. Stud. on the Fauna of Curacao and other Caribbean Islands 61: 86-127. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1988. West Indian Amphibian and Reptiles: A Checklist. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 74: 264 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. and R. Thomas. 1975. A checklist of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Carnegie Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ. 1:1-216.
  • Williams, E. E. 1965. The species of Hispaniolan green anoles (Sauria, Iguanidae). Breviora (227): 1-16. - get paper here
 
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