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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis savagei POE & RYAN 2017
Dactyloa savagei — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionCosta Rica

Type locality: Las Cruces, Puntarenas, Costa Rica; 8.78242, -82.95886, 1,127 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MSB 96616, adult male; collected by Steven Poe, Eric Schaad, Ian Latella, and Mason Ryan on 20‒23 March 2009. Paratypes: UCR 20635 (not scored; POE 2671); LACM 149499 col- lected by R.W. McDiarmid on 21 Aug 1971 from Costa Rica, Puntarenas, San Vito de Java, OTS Las Cruces Biological Station (8.816667; -82.966667; 1,100 m). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Anolis insignis, A. brooksi, A. savagei, and the species described below are the only Central American Anolis to combine large size (> 120.0 mm SVL), smooth scales on the upper thigh, and short limbs (Savage and Talbot 1978). Anolis savagei is distinguished from A. insignis, A. brooksi, and the form described below by its male dewlap color pattern of pale pink with dark streaks (orange-red in A. insignis; peach-tan in A. brooksi; white in the form described below; Figs. 1, 2) and presence of a prominent postorbital blotch (absent in A. insignis, A. brooksi, and the form described below). 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Dr. Jay M. Savage for his contributions to Neotropical herpetology, especially his seminal works, mentorship, and leadership in tropical biology and conservation in Costa Rica. Dr. Savage helped found the Organization of Tropical Studies (OTS) and the type locality of this species is the Las Cruces OTS field station. 
References
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E.; BRIAN I. CROTHER, CRAIG GUYER & JAY M. SAVAGE 2018. Translating a clade based classification into one that is valid under the international code of zoological nomenclature: the case of the lizards of the family Dactyloidae (Order Squamata). Zootaxa 4461 (4): 573–586 - get paper here
  • Poe S and Ryan MJ. 2017. Description of two new species similar to Anolis insignis (Squamata: Iguanidae) and resurrection of Anolis (Diaphoranolis) brooksi. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 11(2) [General Section]: 1–16 (e141) - get paper here
 
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