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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis landestoyi MAHLER, LAMBERT, GENEVA, NG, HEDGES, LOSOS & GLOR 2016 
DistributionDominican Republic

Type locality: Reserva Biológica Loma Charco Azul, Independencia Province, Dominican Republic (elevation: 455–526 m  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-188774, male; paratypes: MCZ R-188775, MCZ R-188776, males) and three adult females (paratypes: MCZ R-188777, MCZ R-188778, MCZ R-188779/MNHNSD 23.2979) collected between March 22, 2010, and January 22, 2011), and two juveniles hatched from eggs laid in captivity (male paratype: MCZ R-188780; female paratype: MCZ R-188781). 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a patronym honoring Do- minican naturalist Miguel Landestoy, who discovered the species. 
  • Kwet, Axel 2017. Neue Arten. Neue Saumfinger von Hispaniola: grüne und flechtenfarbige Anolis Terraria-Elaphe 2017 (1): 52-53 - get paper here
  • Mahler, D. Luke; Shea M. Lambert, Anthony J. Geneva, Julienne Ng, S. Blair Hedges, Jonathan B. Losos, and Richard E. Glor 2016. Discovery of a Giant Chameleon-Like Lizard (Anolis) on Hispaniola and Its Significance to Understanding Replicated Adaptive Radiations The American Naturalist, DOI: 10.1086/687566 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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