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Anolis medemi AYALA & WILLIAMS, 1988

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis medemi AYALA & WILLIAMS 1988
Norops medemi — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops medemi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionColombia

Type locality: “Isla Gorgona (2° 59’N, 76° 12’ W), La Experanza, Cauca, Colombia.”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ICN 4371 
Diagnosis 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Federico Medem (1912-1984) [obituary in Herpetologica 40: 468 [1984]. 
References
  • Ayala S C; Williams E E 1988. New or problematic Anolis from Colombia. 6. Two fuscoauratoid anoles from the Pacific lowlands, A. maculiventris Boulenger, 1898 and A. medemi, a new species from Gorgona Island. Breviora (490): 1-16 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • CASTRO-HERRERA, FERNANDO; ANYELET VALENCIA-AGUILAR, DIEGO VILLAQUIRAN-Martínez 2012. Diversidad de Anfibios y Reptiles del Parque Nacional Natural Isla Gorgona Universidad del Valle, Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca, 112 pp.
  • 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
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Williams E E 1988. New or problematic Anolis from Colombia. 7. Andean and intermontane fuscoauratoid anoles of Colombia with a new species, A. urraoi from Antioquia. Unpublished manuscript, 24 pp. [year unclear]
 
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