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Anolis cristifer SMITH, 1968

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Crested Lichen Anole, Cristifer Anole
S: Abaniquillo Liquenado Crestado 
SynonymAnolis pentaprion cristifer SMITH 1968
Anolis pentaprion cristifer — LINER 1994
Norops cristifer — KÖHLER & ACEVEDO 2004
Anolis pentaprion cristifer — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008: 43
Norops cristifer — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionMexico (E Chiapas), W Guatemala

Type locality: vicinity of a small lake near Acacoyagua, Chiapas, Mexico. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UIMNH 37066; H. M. Smith; April 25, 1940. 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)

Diagnosis. A moderately large anole of the Beta section and petersi series of Etheridge, having well-defined transverse processeson most caudal vertebrae and 2 posterior floating parasternal chevrons preceded by 3 chevrons attached to ribs; all scales on body smooth, some on tail keeled; 20 lamellae under phalanges 3-4 of 4th toe; dorsals little larger than laterals, one-quartersize of ventrals, except for scales in middorsal or first paravertebrar low; most latter scales 1.-2. times as large as dorsolateral scales; tail twice as high as wide, with a middorsal crest of enlarged, keeled scales, 3 per whorl; head scales smooth; 4 rows of loreals;supraocular small, numerous. 
References
  • 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. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • 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
  • Köhler, G. & Acevedo, M. 2004. The anoles (genus Norops) of Guatemala. I. The species of the Pacific versant below 1500 m elevation. Salamandra 40 (2): 113-140 - 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
  • Smith,H.M. 1968. A new pentaprionid anole (Reptilia: Lacertilia) from the Pacific slopes of Mexico. Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci. 71: 195-200 - get paper here
 
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