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Anolis beckeri BOULENGER, 1881

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Becker’s Lichen Anole
S: Abaniquillo Liquenado de Becker 
SynonymAnolis beckeri BOULENGER 1881
Anolis beckeri — BOULENGER 1885: 46
Anolis beckeri — GÜNTHER 1885: 45
Anolis beckeri — BARBOUR & COLE 1906: 149
Anolis pentaprion — STUART 1937 (part.)
Anolis pentaprion beckeri — ETHERIDGE 1959
Anolis pentaprion beckeri — LINER 2007
Anolis pentaprion beckeri — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008: 43
Anolis beckeri — KÖHLER 2010
Norops beckeri — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops beckeri — MCCRANIE 2015 
DistributionMexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Oaxaca), Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, N Nicaragua

Type locality: “Yucatán”  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB 2010 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012).Belongs to the pentaprion group which includes seven species: fungosus, ibague, ortonii, pentaprion, sulcifrons, utilensis, and vociferans. Norops pentaprion cristifer is listed here as valid species.

Synonymy: McCranie (2009), Townsend and Wilson (2010a), and Wilson and Johnson (2010) implicitly regarded this name as a synonym of Norops pentaprion, but Köhler (2010) resurrected it as a distinct species. Poe considers the diagnostic characters suggested by Köhler as insufficient to distinguish between A. beckeri and utilensis (Poe 2016).

Distribution: not in Yucatan state (Mexico) according to GONZÁLEZ-SÁNCHEZ et al. 2017. 
EtymologyThe name beckeri is a patronym honoring the Belgian arachnolo- gist Leo ́ n Becker. 
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  • 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
  • Boulenger, George A. 1881. Description of a new species of Anolis from Yucatan. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 921-922 - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. 1998. Amphibians and reptiles of northern Guatemala, the Yucatán, and Belize. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, xiii + 380 pp. - get paper here
  • Castañeda-Hernández, Carlos, Luis Canseco-Márquez and Manuel Ernesto Vargas-Orrego. 2015. Additional distributional records for the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(3): 368–370 - get paper here
  • Gray, Levi. 2015. Book Review: The Anoles of Honduras. Herpetological Review 46 (4): 655-657
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - 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. 2010. A revision of the Central American species related to Anolis pentaprion with the resurrection of A. beckeri and the description of a new species (Squamata: Polychrotidae). Zootaxa 2354: 1–18 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A., and Gustavo Casas-Andreu. 2008. Standard Spanish, English and Scientific Names of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico. Herpetological Circular 38: 167 p.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. and Gunther Köhler 2015. The Anoles (Reptilia: Squamata: Dactyloidae: Anolis: Norops) of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard (Special Publication Series, No. 1): 1-280 [review in Q. J. Biol. 91: 227] - get paper here
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E. & GUNTHER KÖHLER 2014. A new species of the genus Norops from Darién, Panama, with comments on N. sulcifrons (Cope 1899) (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae). Zootaxa 3895 (2): 225–237 - 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
  • Owens, John. B., Kimberley C. Carter, Cornelio Santiago Chablé Tesucún and Rowland Griffin. 2016. Reproductive and parental care notes for Norops beckeri (Boulanger, 1891) in northern Guatemala. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(4): 1007–1010 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2016. Book review: The Anoles of Honduras: Systematics, Dis­ tribution, and Conservation. Q. Rev. Biol. 91: 227 - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Sunyer, Javier 2014. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 186–202. - get paper here
  • Townsend, J. H., L. D. Wilson, M. Medina-Flores, E. Aguilar-Urbina, B. K. Atkinson et al. 2012. A premontane hotspot for herpetological endemism on the windward side of Refugio de Vida Silvestre Texíguat, Honduras. Salamandra 48 (2): 92-114 - get paper here
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