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Anolis morazani TOWNSEND & WILSON, 2009

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis morazani TOWNSEND & WILSON 2009
Norops morazani — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops morazani — MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 2015: 107 
DistributionHonduras (Parque Nacional Montaña de Yoro), 1780 - 2150 m elevation.

Type locality: Honduras, Departamento de Francisco Morazán, Municipio de Marale, Parque Nacional Montaña de Yoro, Cataguana, 15°01’N, 87°06’W, 1910 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 87153, adult male, 10 March 2007, J. M. Butler, L. P. Ketzler, R. E. Lovich, J. H. Townsend, S. L. Travers, L. Vietti, and L. D. Wilson, original field number JHT 2041 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after José Francisco Morazán Quesada (1792–1842) of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, who was elected to two terms as President of the Federal Republic of Central America in 1840 and 1845 and also served at various times as General Secretary of the Government of the State of Honduras, Honduran representative to the United Provinces of Central America, and President of El Salvador. To honor this post-colonial statesman and national hero, Honduras named its capital department Francisco Morazán, within which lies the type locality of Anolis morazani. 
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  • Hofmann, E. P., & Townsend, J. H. 2017. Origins and biogeography of the Anolis crassulus subgroup (Squamata: Dactyloidae) in the highlands of Nuclear Central America. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17(1), 267 - get paper here
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  • McCranie, James R. and Gunther Köhler 2015. The Anoles (Reptilia: Squamata: Dactyloidae: Anolis: Norops) of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard (Special Publication Series, No. 1): 1-280 [review in Q. J. Biol. 91: 227] - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • 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
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  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Townsend, Josiah H.; Larry David Wilson 2009. New Species of Cloud Forest Anolis (Squamata: Polychrotidae) in the crassulus Group from Parque Nacional Montaña de Yoro, Honduras. Copeia, 2009 (1): 62-70 - get paper here
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