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Anolis monticola SHREVE, 1936

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesAnolis monticola monticola SHREVE 1936
Anolis monticola quadrisartus THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1967 
Common NamesFoothill Anole 
SynonymAnolis monticola SHREVE 1936: 93
Anolis monticola — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 304
Anolis monticola — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Deiroptyx monticola — NICHOLSON et al. 2012

Anolis monticola monticola SHREVE 1936
Deiroptyx monticola monticola — NICHOLSON et al. 2012

Anolis monticola quadrisartus THOMAS and SCHWARTZ, 1967
Deiroptyx monticola quadrisarta — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionHispaniola (Haiti: Monts Cartaches, Massif de la Hotte, elevation from about 1300 ft. to 4600 ft.)

monticola: extreme distal portion of Tiburon Peninsula, on northern and western Massif de la Hotte and Monts Cartaches. Type locality: Northern and eastern foothills, Massif de la Hotte (= Pic Macaya), [elevation] 1000 ft. to 4000 ft., Département de la Grand'Anse, Haiti.

quadrisartus: southern and eastern Massif de la Hotte.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 38296
HOLOTYPE MCZ 62998 [quadrisartus] 
CommentFor illustrations see Williams, 1962 a; Thomas and Schwartz, 1967.

Species group: Deiroptyx hendersoni species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyThe species name, ‘monticola’, is Latin for ‘inhabitant of the mountains’ (Latin “colere” = inhabiting). 
  • Losos, J. B. 2009. Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 528 pp.
  • Nicholson, K. E., R. E. Glor, J. J. Kolbe, A. Larson, S. B. Hedges, and J. B. Losos 2005. Mainland colonization by island lizards. Journal of Biogeography 32: 929–938 - 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. 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
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Shreve, B. 1936. A new Anolis and new Amphibia from Haiti. Proc. New England Zool. Club 15: 93-99.
  • Thomas, R. and A. Schwartz. 1967. The monticola group of the lizard genus Anolis in Hispaniola. Breviora (261):1-27. - get paper here
  • Williams, E. E. 1962. Notes on the herpetology of Hispaniola 7. New material of two poorly known anoles: Anolis monticola Shreve and Anolis christophei Williams. Breviora (164):1-11. - get paper here
  • Williams, E. E. and T. P. Webster. 1974. Anolis rupinae new species, a syntopic sibling of A. monticola Shreve. Breviora (429): 1-22 - get paper here
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