Anolis morazani TOWNSEND & WILSON, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Anolis morazani?
|Higher Taxa||Dactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Anolis morazani TOWNSEND & WILSON 2009|
Norops morazani — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops morazani — MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 2015: 107
|Distribution||Honduras (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.
|Types||Holotype: 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|
|Comment||Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named 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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