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Anolis otongae AYALA-VARELA & VELASCO, 2010

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis otongae AYALA-VARELA & VELASCO 2010
Dactyloa otongae — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionEcuador (western slopes of the Andes)

Type locality: Ecuador, Provincia Cotopaxi, Cantón Sigchos, Reserva de Bosque Integral Otonga, near San Francisco de Las Pampas, 0°25'8.04"S, 79°0'14.04"W, 2000−2200 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QCAZ 2051, adult male, 30 August 1993, collected by Néstor Acosta, Paola Ramón, César Tapia and Luis A. Coloma. 
CommentSpecies groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. The indigenous name “Otonga” was inspired by either the giant earthworm Onoreodrillus spp. or by limbless amphibians Caecilia pachynema Günther, C. guntheri Dunn, and Epicrionops bicolor Boulenger. These animals are the most conspicuous and striking of this wildlife reserve, sharing burrowing habits and considered uneatable food by indigenous people. 
References
  • Ayala-Varela FP, Troya-Rodríguez D, Talero-Rodríguez X, Torres-Carvajal O. 2014. A new Andean anole species of the Dactyloa clade (Squamata: Iguanidae) from western Ecuador. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8 (1) [Special Section]: 8–24 - get paper here
  • Ayala-Varela, F.P.; Velasco, J.A. 2010. A new species of dactyloid anole (SQUAMATA: IGUANIDAE) from the western Andes of Ecuador. Zootaxa 2577: 46–56 - 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. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
 
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