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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis kathydayae POE & RYAN 2017
Dactyloa kathydayae — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionPanama

Type locality: Panama, Chiriquí, trail from paved road near Chiriquí/Bocas del Toro province boundary at Fortuna pass; 8.78533, -82.21434, 1,178 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MSB 96614 adult male; collected by Steven Poe and Julian Davis on 13 March 2013. Paratypes: MVUP 2128, juvenile from Panama, Bocas del Toro, side of Fortuna pass road, just north of Chiriquí/Bocas del Toro boundary; 8.78008, -82.20584, 1,038 m; col- lected by Steven Poe and Julian Davis on 13 March 2013. MSB 96612, same locality as holotype, collected by Steven Poe and Caleb Hickman, December 2003. MSB 79921, MSB 96613, same locality as holotype, collected by Steven Poe, Erik Hulebak, and Heather MacInnes on 28 July 2005. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Anolis insignis, A. brooksi, A. savagei, and A. kathy- dayae are the only Central American Anolis to combine large size (> 120.0 mm SVL), smooth scales on the upper thigh, and short limbs (Savage and Talbot 1978). Anolis kathydayae is distinguished from these species by male dewlap color pattern (white with light green or dull blue tint in male A. kathydayae; orange-red in male A. insig- nis; pale pink with dark streaks in A. savagei; peach-tan in A. brooksi; Figs. 1, 2). It is further distinguished from A. savagei and A. brooksi by female dewlap color pattern (solid white with greenish tint in A. kathydayae; white or brown with dark streaks in A. brooksi; pale pink with dark streaks in A. savagei; unknown in A. insignis). At least in our samples, A. kathydayae is further distinguished from A. insignis by several scale characters (Table 1; e.g., fewer postmentals, 4‒5 versus 6‒9 in A. insignis). Additionally, the two male A. kathydayae we have examined display obscure, weakly enlarged post- cloacal scales, whereas all male individuals of the other insignis-like anoles we have examined display large, dis- tinct postcloacal scales. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe name is a matronym to honor Kathy Day and the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science. Kathy has contributed greatly to the professional and personal development of scientists and the advancement of basic science through her position running the Miller Institute. 
References
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E.; BRIAN I. CROTHER, CRAIG GUYER & JAY M. SAVAGE 2018. Translating a clade based classification into one that is valid under the international code of zoological nomenclature: the case of the lizards of the family Dactyloidae (Order Squamata). Zootaxa 4461 (4): 573–586 - get paper here
  • Poe S and Ryan MJ. 2017. Description of two new species similar to Anolis insignis (Squamata: Iguanidae) and resurrection of Anolis (Diaphoranolis) brooksi. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 11(2) [General Section]: 1–16 (e141) - get paper here
 
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