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Anolis podocarpus AYALA-VARELA & TORRES-CARVAJAL, 2010

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis podocarpus AYALA-VARELA & TORRES-CARVAJAL 2010
Dactyloa podocarpus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionEcuador

Type locality: Ecuador, Provincia Zamora- Chinchipe, Romerillos Alto, 04°13'35.6"S, 78°56'23.0"W, 1550 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QCAZ 10126 (Fig. 1A,B), adult male, 18 December 2009, collected by Fernando Ayala, Steven Poe, Levi Gray, and Julian Davis. 
CommentSpecies groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet podocarpus alludes to the conifer Podocarpus and derives from the Greek words pous, podos (=foot), and karpos (=fruit). The tree Podocar- pus gives its name to Parque Nacional Podocarpus, where the new species described in this paper was discovered. 
References
  • Ayala-Varela, F.P.; Torres-Carvajal, O. 2010. A new species of dactyloid anole (Iguanidae, Polychrotinae, Anolis) from the southeastern slopes of the Andes of Ecuador. ZooKeys 53: 59–73 - 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
  • Williams E E; Duellman W E 1984. Anolis fitchi, a new species of the Anolis aequatorialis group from Ecuador and Colombia. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. (10): 257-266 - get paper here
  • Williams,E.E. 1976. South American anoles: the species groups. Pap. Avulsos Zool. 29 (26): 259-268
  • Williams,E.E. 1976. West Indian Anoles: a taxonomic and evolutionary summary. 1. Introduction and a species list. Breviora (440): 1-21 - get paper here
 
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