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Anolis fairchildi BARBOUR & SHREVE, 1935

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesCay Sal Anole 
SynonymAnolis fairchildi BARBOUR & SHREVE 1935: 357
Anolis fairchildi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 263
Anolis fairchildi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 

Type locality: Cay Sal, Bahama Islands.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 81527. 
Commentsynonymy: Reynolds et al. 2018 found A. fairchildi to nest within A. porcatus. However, they haven’t synonymized fairchildi with porcatus, pending further study.

For illustrations see Schwartz and Henderson, 1985.

Species group: Anolis carolinensis species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
  • Barbour, T. and B. Shreve. 1935. Concerning some Bahamian reptiles, with notes on the fauna. Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 40: 347-365.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Reynolds, R. Graham; Alberto R. Puente-Rolón, Amy L. Castle, Martijn Van De Schoot, and Anthony J. Geneva 2018. Herpetofauna of Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas and Phylogenetic Relationships of Anolis fairchildi, Anolis sagrei, and Tropidophis curtus from the Region Breviora May 560 (1): 1-19. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. and Henderson, R.W. 1985. A guide to the identification of the amphibians and reptiles of the West Indies exclusive of Hispaniola. Milwaukee Public Mus., 165 pp.
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