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Anolis johnmeyeri WILSON & MCCRANIE, 1982

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMeyer's Anole 
SynonymAnolis johnmeyeri WILSON & MCCRANIE 1982
Norops johnmeyeri - VILLA et al. 1988
Norops johnmeyeri — KÖHLER 2000: 62
Norops johnmeyeri — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops johnmeyeri — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops johnmeyeri — MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 2015: 74 
DistributionHonduras (Cortés, Copán; Sierra de Imoa), elevation 1410-1980 m

Type locality: Honduras, Cortes, El Cusuco, 5.6 km WSW Buenos Aires, elevation 1580 m. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: LSUMZ 37834 
CommentN. johnmeyeri is closely related to N. purpurgularis and N. pijolense.

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
Etymologynamed after J.R. Meyer, “in recognition of his major contributions to our knowledge of the Honduran herpetofauna and his interest in Middle American anoles.” 
References
  • 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.
  • KÖHLER, GUNTHER 2014. Characters of external morphology used in Anolis taxonomy—Definition of terms, advice on usage, and illustrated examples. Zootaxa 3774 (2): 201–257 - get paper here
  • Köhler, Gunther and Eric N. Smith 2008. A New Species of Anole of the Norops schiedei group from Western Guatemala (Squamata: Polychrotidae). Herpetologica 64 (2): 216-223 - get paper here
  • McCranie J R. Cruz G A. Holm P A. 1993. A new species of cloud forest lizard of the Norops schiedei group (Sauria: Polychrotidae) from northern Honduras. Journal of Herpetology 27 (4): 386-392 - get paper here
  • McCRANIE, J. R., WILSON, L. D., & WILLIAMS, K. L. 1984. Anolis johnmeyeri Wilson, & McCranie: additional specimens and a new locality. Journal of Herpetology 18 (3): 337-338 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. and Gunther Köhler 2015. The Anoles (Reptilia: Squamata: Dactyloidae: Anolis: Norops) of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard (Special Publication Series, No. 1): 1-280 [review in Q. J. Biol. 91: 227] - get paper here
  • Nicholson, K.E. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis and a test of the current infrageneric classification of Norops (beta Anolis). Herpetological Monographs 16: 93-120 - 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
  • Nieto Montes De Oca, A. 1996. A new species of Anolis (Squamata: Polychrotidae) from Chiapa, México [Anolis alvarezdeltoroi]. Journal of Herpetology 30 (1): 19-27. - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Wilson L D; McCranie J R 1982. A new cloud forest Anolis (Sauria: Iguanidae) of the schiedei group from Honduras. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 85(3) 1982: 133-141 - get paper here
 
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