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Anolis rubiginosus BOCOURT, 1873

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSierra Juarez Anole 
SynonymAnolis rubiginosus BOCOURT 1873: 1
Anolis polyrhachis SMITH 1968
Norops polyrhachis — MCCRANIE et al 1993
Norops polyrhachis — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis polyrhachis — LINER 2007
Anolis polyrhachis — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008: 44
Norops polyrhachis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: "Province of Oaxaca, Mexico"

polyrhachis: Mexico (Oaxaca); Type locality: Mexico: 6.2 mi S Vista Hermosa, Oaxaca. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MHNH 2636, adult female (rubiginosus)
HOLOTYPE: UIMNH 57548; adult female, M. J. Landy and J. D. Lynch; June 24, 1964 [polyrhachis] 
CommentSynonymy: Nieto-Montes de Oca (1994) synonymized A. polyrhachis with A. rubiginosus. See also Nieto-Montes de Oca et al. 2013.

Specimens: BOCOURT 1873 described Anolis rubiginosus based on a single adult female. Later, Smith (1968) described A. polyrhachis on the basis of an adult female. Nieto-Montes de Oca (1994) examined the type of A. rubiginosus and 47 specimens referable to A. polyrhachis from the region of its type locality in the Sierra de Juárez and the adjacent Sierra Mixe, Oaxaca, and observed that all of the characters exhibited by the type of A. rubiginosus were also present in his sample of A. polyrhachis.

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
References
  • Bocourt,M.F. 1873. Notes erpetologiques. Ann. Sci. nat. Paris (ser. 5) 17 (Art. 2): 1 - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Köhler, Gunther and Eric N. Smith 2008. A New Species of Anole of the Norops schiedei group from Western Guatemala (Squamata: Polychrotidae). Herpetologica 64 (2): 216-223 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • McCranie J R. Cruz G A. Holm P A. 1993. A new species of cloud forest lizard of the Norops schiedei group (Sauria: Polychrotidae) from northern Honduras. Journal of Herpetology 27 (4): 386-392 - 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
  • NIETO MONTES DE OCA, ADRIÁN, STEVEN POE, SIMON SCARPETTA, LEVI GRAY & CARL S. LIEB 2013. Synonyms for some species of Mexican anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Zootaxa 3637 (4): 484–492 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. 1968. Another new lizard from Mexico of the schiedii group of Anolis. Southwestern Naturalist 13: 368-370 - get paper here
  • Wilson L D; McCranie J R 1982. A new cloud forest Anolis (Sauria: Iguanidae) of the schiedei group from Honduras. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 85(3) 1982: 133-141 - get paper here
 
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