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Anolis megapholidotus SMITH, 1933

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Large-scaed Anole
S: Abaniquillo de Escamas Grandes 
SynonymAnolis megapholidotus SMITH 1933: 318
Anolis megapholidotus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 59
Norops megapholidotus — LINER 1994
Norops megapholidotus — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis megapholidotus — LINER 2007
Norops megapholidotus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops megapholidotus — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionMexico (Guerrero)

Type locality: between Rincón and Cajones (abut 40-45 km south of Chilpancingo), Guerrero.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100105 (was EHT-HMS 11149) 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
  • 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 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2004. Phylogeny of anoles. Herpetological Monographs 18: 37-89 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. 1933. Notes on some Mexican lizards of the genus Anolis with the description of a new species, A. megapholidotus. Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci. 36: 318-320 [1934?] - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
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