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Anolis leditzigorum (KÖHLER, VARGAS & LOTZKAT, 2014)

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymNorops leditzigorum KÖHLER, VARGAS & LOTZKAT 2014 
DistributionCosta Rica (Puntarenas)

Type locality: 4 km (on road) N Santa Elena, 10.34156°N, 84.80506°W, elev. 1,560 m asl, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica  
TypesHolotype: SMF 85538, adult male; collected by Gunther Köhler on 5 April 2006; original field number GK-1752.
Paratypes: All collected by Gunther Köhler in Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica: SMF 85539, same col- lecting data as holotype; SMF 89319–20, UCR 20140–43, 2 km N Santa Elena, 10.34181°N, 84.80444°W, elev. 1,550 m, collected on 17 February 2007; SMF 85532, 85533 (KP209352), 85534–37, 2.3 km N Santa Elena, 10.33189°N, 84.81289°W, elev. 1,575 m, collected on 5 April 2006; SMF 99283, near entrance to Reserva Santa Elena, 10.34308°N, 84.79720°W, elev. 1,640 m, collected on 28 October 2011; SMF 99280–81 (KP209370–71), 99282, Santa Elena, Sunset Hotel, 10.34384°N, 84.80268°W, elev. 1,580 m, collected on 28 October 2011. UCR 20142, SMF 85532–33, 85539, 89319–20, 99280, and 99283 are adult males, the remaining paratypes are adult females. 
EtymologyThe specific name is a patronym for the Leditzig family, Denmark, in recognition of the financial support of taxonomic research provided by Jørgen Leditzig through the BIOPAT initiative. 
  • Köhler, Gunther; Joseph Vargas, and Sebastian Lotzkat 2014. Two new species of the Norops pachypus complex (Squamata, Dactyloidae) from Costa Rica. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 254–280. - get paper here
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