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Anolis rupinae WILLIAMS & WEBSTER, 1974

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCastillon Anole 
SynonymAnolis rupinae WILLIAMS & WEBSTER 1974: 2
Anolis rupinae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 331
Anolis rupinae — POWELL et al. 1999
Deiroptyx rupinae — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionHispaniola (Haiti: Massif de la Hotte)

Type locality: 1.3 km SSW Castillon, Departement du Sud, Haiti.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 121740 
CommentSpecies group: Deiroptyx hendersoni species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin “rupina” = a rocky chasm. 
References
  • Losos, J. B. 2009. Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 528 pp.
  • 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
  • Powell, Robert; José A. Ottenwalder and<br />Sixto J. Incháustegui 1999. The Hispaniolan Herpetofauna: Diversity, Endemism, and Historical Perpectives, with Comments on Navassa Island. In Crother, Caribbean Amphibians and Reptiles, Academic Press, pp. 93-168
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Williams, E. E. and T. P. Webster. 1974. Anolis rupinae new species, a syntopic sibling of A. monticola Shreve. Breviora (429): 1-22 - get paper here
 
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