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Anolis benedikti LOTZKAT, BIENENTREU, HERTZ & KÖHLER, 2011

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis benedikti LOTZKAT, BIENENTREU, HERTZ & KÖHLER 2011
Norops benedikti — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionPanama, Costa Rica (Cordillera de Talamanca)

Type locality: north slope of Cerro Pando, leaving the cattle trail to the right after following it to about 1000 m airline north of the large border monument (Fig. 8D), 8.9333°N, 82.7131°W, 2310 m elevation, Parque Internacional La Amistad (PILA), Bocas del Toro Province, Panama, close to the border with Costa Rica.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 90149 (Figs. 1H, 5A and F, 6), adult male; collected by Andreas Hertz and Sebastian Lotzkat on 19 November 2009; original field number SL 529. 
CommentSimilar species: A. pachypus, A. magnaphallus and A. tropidolepis.

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
EtymologyThe specific name is a patronym for Benedikt Stökl, Germany, in recognition of the financial support of taxonomic research provided by Karsten Lutz through the BIOPAT initiative. 
  • Kwet, Axel 2012. Liste der im Jahr 2011 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (3): 46-57 - get paper here
  • LOTZKAT, SEBASTIAN; JOE-FELIX BIENENTREU,, ANDREAS HERTZ, & GUNTHER KÖHLER 2011. A new species of Anolis (Squamata: Iguania: Dactyloidae) formerly referred to as A. pachypus from the Cordillera de Talamanca of western Panama and adjacent Costa Rica. Zootaxa 3125: 1–21 - 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
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