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Anolis pachypus COPE, 1875

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesThick Anole 
SynonymAnolis pachypus COPE 1876
Anolis pachypus — BOULENGER 1885: 63
Anolis pachypus — TAYLOR 1956: 145
Anolis pachypus - PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970
Norops pachypus - VILLA et al. 1988
Norops pachypus — KÖHLER 2000: 63
Norops pachypus — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis pachypus — KÖHLER et al. 2007
Norops pachypus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionCosta Rica, Panama (Chiriquí)

Type locality: Slopes of Pico Blanco, Costa Rica. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.12.97 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentNot listed for Panama by KÖHLER (2000).

Distribution: Populations of this species from W Panama have been described as a new species, A. benedikti.

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
References
  • Arias, Erick and Gerardo Chaves. 2014. 140 years after William M. Gabb’s climb to Cerro Pico Blanco. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (1): 176-180 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1875. On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica with notes on the herpetology and ichthyology of Nicaragua and Peru. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia N.S. (2) 8: 93-183 [sometimes said to be published 1876 but see Murphy et al. 2007 for clarification]] - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Köhler, Gunther; Joseph Vargas, and Sebastian Lotzkat 2014. Two new species of the Norops pachypus complex (Squamata, Dactyloidae) from Costa Rica. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 254–280. - get paper here
  • Köhler, Gunther; Marcos Ponce, Javier Sunyer, and Abel Batista 2007. FOUR NEW SPECIES OF ANOLES (GENUS ANOLIS) FROM THE SERRANÍA DE TABASARÁ, WEST-CENTRAL PANAMA (SQUAMATA: POLYCHROTIDAE). Herpetologica 63 (3): 375-391 - get paper here
  • LOTZKAT, SEBASTIAN; JOE-FELIX BIENENTREU,, ANDREAS HERTZ, & GUNTHER KÖHLER 2011. A new species of Anolis (Squamata: Iguania: Dactyloidae) formerly referred to as A. pachypus from the Cordillera de Talamanca of western Panama and adjacent Costa Rica. Zootaxa 3125: 1–21 - 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
  • Nicholson, Kirsten E.;Nicolson, David T. 1997. Geographic Distribution. Norops pachypus. Herpetological Review 28 (2): 96-97 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. & Ibáñez, R. 2007. A New Species of Anolis Lizard from the Cordillera De Talamanca of Western Panama. Journal of Herpetology 41 (2): 263–270 - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Taylor, E. H. 1956. A review of the lizards of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 38 (part 1): 3-322 - get paper here
 
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