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Anolis casildae AROSEMENA, IBÁÑEZ & DE SOUSA, 1991

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesCasilda's Anole 
SynonymAnolis casildae AROSEMENA, IBÁÑEZ & DE SOUSA 1991
Dactyloa casildae — KÖHLER 2000: 59
Dactyloa casildae — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionW Panama (Fortuna Forest Reserve, Central Cordillera)

Type locality: Márgenes de Quebreda Frank, 1100 m elevation, 8° 44’ N, 82° 13’W, Reserva Forestal de Fortuna, Chiriquí, Panama.  
TypesHolotype: MVUP 755, male 
CommentAnolis casildae is brilliant green with solid brown bars on the flanks, the throat yellow mottled with emerald-green, and its dewlap yellow with emerald green scales. The hind legs are long. It has an elongate and keeled superciliary scale reaching the mid-eye and followed by a series of subgranular superciliaries, and the anterior nasal in contact with the rostral.

Species group: Dactyloa latifrons species group (NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
  • Arosemena F A. Ibáñez D R. DE SOUSA F. 1991. A NEW SPECIES OF ANOLIS (SQUAMATA IGUANIDAE) OF THE LATIFRONS GROUP FROM FORTUNA PANAMA [in Spanish]. Revista de Biologia Tropical 1991 (1992) 39 (2): 255-262. - get paper here
  • Chun, Wesley 2010. Miscellaneous notes on some rare and unusual anoles. Anolis Newsletter VI: 14-22
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • LOTZKAT, SEBASTIAN; ANDREAS HERTZ, JOE-FELIX BIENENTREU & GUNTHER KÖHLER 2013. Distribution and variation of the giant alpha anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) of the genus Dactyloa in the highlands of western Panama, with the description of a new species formerly referred to as D. microtus. Zootaxa 3626 (1): 1–54 - get paper here
  • Nicholson, K.E., et al. 2001. Morphological variation in the tropical anole, Anolis casildae (Squamata: Polychrotidae). Revista de Biologia Tropical 49 (2):709-714 - 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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