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Anolis apletophallus KÖHLER & SUNYER, 2008

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis apletophallus KÖHLER & SUNYER 2008
Anolis limifrons — BOCOURT 1873 (part)
Anolis limifrons — DUNN 1930 (part)
Anolis limifrons — BARBOUR 1934 (part)
Anolis limifrons — BREDER 1946 (part)
Norops apletophallus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionPanama (Panamá Province)

Type locality: Panama City, Metropolitan National Park (8°58’60’’N, 79°32’46’’W), 45 m elevation, Panamá Province, Panama. Map legend:
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NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: SMF 85307, an adult collected 26 January 2006 by Gunther Köhler, Javier Sunyer, Abel A. Batista R. and Marcos Ponce. Field tag number GK 1672. 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
EtymologyThe name apletophallus is formed from the Greek words apletos (immense) and phallos (penis) and is used as a noun in apposition. 
  • Barbour, T. 1934. The anoles. II. The mainland species from México southward. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 77: 121-155. - get paper here
  • Bocourt, M. E. 1873. In: A. Duméril, M. F. Bocourt, and F. Mocquard, (1870-1909), Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv; In Recherches Zoologiques pour servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Ce Imprimerie Impériale, Paris, Livr. 2-15, pp. 33-860. - get paper here
  • Breder, C. M. 1946. Amphibians and reptiles of the Rio Chucunaque drainage, Darién, Panamá, with notes on their life histories and habitats. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 86: 379-435
  • Dunn, E. R. 1930. Notes on Central American Anolis. Proc. New England Zool. Club 12: 15-24
  • Köhler, Gunther and Javier Sunyer 2008. TWO NEW SPECIES OF ANOLES FORMERLY REFERRED TO AS ANOLIS LIMIFRONS (SQUAMATA: POLYCHROTIDAE). Herpetologica 64 (1): 92-108 - 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
  • Stapley J, Garcia M, Andrews RM 2015. Long-Term Data Reveal a Population Decline of the Tropical Lizard Anolis apletophallus, and a Negative Affect of El Nino Years on Population Growth Rate. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0115450. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115450 - get paper here
  • Tollis, Marc; Elizabeth D. Hutchins, Jessica Stapley, Shawn M. Rupp, Walter L. Eckalbar, Inbar Maayan, Eris Lasku, Carlos R. Infante, Stuart R. Dennis, Joel A. Robertson, Catherine M. May, Michael R. Crusoe, Eldredge Bermingham, Dale F. DeNardo, S. T 2018. Comparative Genomics Reveals Accelerated Evolution in Conserved Pathways during the Diversification of Anole Lizards - get paper here
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