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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Red-fanned Rock Anole, Pinardel Rio Anole 
SynonymAnolis mestrei BARBOUR & RAMSDEN 1916:19
Anolis cubanus AHL 1925: 87
Anolis allogus mestrei — BARBOUR 1937: 120
Anolis mestrei — SCHWARTZ 1968: 172
Anolis mestrei — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 301
Anolis mestrei — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 356
Norops mestrei — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops mestrei — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops mestrei — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionCuba (La Habana, Pinar del Rio)

Type locality: Valle de Luis Lazo, Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 11285. 
CommentFor illustrations see Barbour and Ramsden, 1919; Hardy, 1958; Schwartz, 1968. Synonymy partly after RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999.

Species group: Norops sagrei species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Aristides Mestre y Hevia (1865-1952), a physician, biologist, and anthropologist who workedat the Montane Anthropological Museum, Universidad de La Habana, Cuba (1903). 
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  • Muñoz, Martha M.; Johanna E. Wegener and Adam C. Algar 2014. Untangling Intra- and Interspecific Effects on Body Size Clines Reveals Divergent Processes Structuring Convergent Patterns in Anolis Lizards. The American Naturalist 184 (5), DOI: 10.1086/678084 - get paper here
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