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Anolis dissimilis WILLIAMS, 1965

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesOdd Anole 
SynonymAnolis dissimilis WILLIAMS 1965
Anolis dissimilis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 52
Anolis dissimilis — WILLIAMS 1974
Dactyloa dissimilis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Dactyloa dissimilis — PRATES et al. 2014 
DistributionPeru, Brazil (Acre)

Type locality: Itahuania, Upper Río Madre de Dios, Peru.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 81369 (originally CNHM) 
CommentSpecies groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Conservation: very rare - only 3 specimens have been found. 
  • Melo-Sampaio, Paulo Roberto, Bruno Luiz Alencar De Souza Melo, Alex Da Silva, Júnior Marcos Lima Maciel, Mariana Nogueira, Simone Matos De Arruda, Larissa Lima, Josimar Costa Da Silva and Lucicléia Matos. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Anolis dissimilis. Herpetological Review 44 (3): 473
  • 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
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Prates I, Melo-Sampaio PR, Drummond LO, Teixeira Jr M, Rodrigues MT, Carnaval AC. 2017. Biogeographic links between southern Atlantic Forest and western South America: rediscovery, redescription, and phylogenetic relationships of two rare montane anole lizards from Brazil. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, available online 11 May 2017 - get paper here
  • Prates, Ivan; Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Paulo Roberto Melo-Sampaio, Ana Carolina Carnaval 2014. Phylogenetic relationships of Amazonian anole lizards (Dactyloa): Taxonomic implications, new insights about phenotypic evolution and the timing of diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 82: 258-268, DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.005 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. 2015. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. I. Dactyloidae, Hoplocercidae, Iguanidae, Leiosauridae, Polychrotidae, Tropiduridae. Zootaxa 3983 (1): 001–110
  • Williams,E.E. 1965. South American Anolis (Sauria: Iguanidae): Two new species of the punctatus group. Breviora (233): 1-15 - get paper here
  • Williams,E.E. 1974. South American Anolis: Three new species related to Anolis nigrolineatus and A. dissimilis. Breviora (422): 1-15 - get paper here
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