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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Giant Green Anole, Neotropical Green Anole
S: Abaniquillo Verde 
SynonymDactyloa biporcata WIEGMANN 1834: 47
Anolis biporcatus — BOCOURT 1873
Anolis copei BOCOURT 1873: 77
Anolis obtusirostris PETERS 1874: 741
Anolis copii — BOULENGER 1885: 65
Anolis biporcatus — BOULENGER 1885: 88
Anolis obtusirostris — BOULENGER 1885: 95
Anolis brevipes BOETTGER 1893
Anolis solifer RUTHVEN 1916
Anolis copei — DUNN 1932
Anolis copei — STUART 1935: 42
Anolis biporcatus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 65
Anolis biporcatus biporcatus — WILLIAMS 1966
Norops biporcatus — GUYER & SAVAGE 1986
Norops biporcatus — LINER 1994
Anolis biporcatus — BAUER et al. 1995: 59
Norops biporcatus — KÖHLER 2000: 62
Anolis biporcatus — LINER 2007
Anolis biporcatis — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008: 41
Norops biporcatus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops biporcatus — MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 2015: 33 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Oaxaca), Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador ?, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama ?, Colombia, Venezuela (Táchira, Mérida: HR 34: 385); elevation: 120 m

Type locality: Mexico; restricted to Piedra Parada, Chiapas by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950. Neotype locality: Santa Rosa de Pansos, Guatemala.

Elevation: 0- 2,000 m (Köhler 2008)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesNeotype: MNHN 2426 (= holotype of Anolis copei Bocourt 1873) 
CommentSynonymy partly after PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970. Many early records list this species as A. lemurinus (Villa et al. 1988). The holotype of Anolis copei is an Anolis biporcatus.

Subspecies: Anolis biporcatus parvauritus (WILLIAMS 1966) has been elevated to full species by Armstead et al. 2017.

Types: KÖHLER & BAUER (2001) suggest to designate the holotype of Anolis copei as neotype for Norops biporcatus. The syntypes of Anolis Petersii are conspecific with the holotype of Anolis biporcatus (KÖHLER & BAUER 2001). See also Anolis (Norops) petersii.

Distribution: Not listed for El Salvador by KÖHLER (2000). Not in Panama fide Batista et al. 2015. See map in Armstead et al. 2917: 291 (Fig. 6). Not in Yucatan state (Mexico) according to GONZÁLEZ-SÁNCHEZ et al. 2017.

Relative abundance in Honduras: infrequent

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
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