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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesAnolis smallwoodi smallwoodi SCHWARTZ 1964
Anolis smallwoodi palardis SCHWARTZ 1964
Anolis smallwoodi saxuliceps SCHWARTZ 1964 
Common NamesE: Green-blotched Giant Anole, Smallwood's Anole 
SynonymAnolis equestris smallwoodi SCHWARTZ 1964: 412
Anolis smallwoodi — SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO 1972: 56
Anolis smallwoodi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 343
Anolis smallwoodi — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 198
Anolis smallwoodi — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Deiroptyx smallwoodi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Deiroptyx smallwoodi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018

Anolis smallwoodi smallwoodi SCHWARTZ 1964
Deiroptyx smallwoodi smallwoodi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Deiroptyx smallwoodi smallwoodi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018

Anolis smallwoodi palardis SCHWARTZ 1964
Anolis equestris palardis SCHWARTZ 1964: 416
Deiroptyx smallwoodi palardis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Deiroptyx smallwoodi palardis — NICHOLSON et al. 2018

Anolis smallwoodi saxuliceps SCHWARTZ 1964
Anolis equestris saxuliceps SCHWARTZ 1964: 422
Deiroptyx smallwoodi saxuliceps — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Deiroptyx smallwoodi saxuliceps — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionSE Cuba

smallwoodi: from Hongobosongo east to Bahia de Guantânamo; Sierra de la Gran Piedra. Type locality: Laguna de Baconao, Santiago de Cuba Province, Cuba.

palardis: southeastern Cuba from Guantânamo and Baitiquii inland to Sierra del Guaso.

saxuliceps: central southeastern Cuba; Type locality: Moa, Province Oriente , Cuba.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 89526
Holotype: CM 33320, paratype: MCZ [palardis]
Holotype: ZMH (given as HM) 5376, paratypes: MCZ [saxuliceps] 
DiagnosisDESCRIPTION: Size large (SVL in males to 190 mm, in females to 165 mm);
moderate to high number (18-25) of vertical dorsals; size large to moderate (by population); metachrosis limited to shades of green in 1 population; dewlap pink, faintly orange, pale pink, or rosy; axillary stripe yellow to green; upper and lower jaws with prominent, pale labial stripe with green blotches on supralabials but without a subangular blotch; tail without broad, transverse bands. Dorsum green with paler green (at times orange) spotting, the spots encompassing as many as 6 adjacent scales, entire aspect leopard-like; occiput pale pea-green with bold, darker green vermiculations, or blotches and vermiculations absent (by population); casque black, gray, tan, brown, or blue, with or without pale dotting, flecking, or spotting; postlabial stripe pale green, bordered or not by darker green; eyelids at times bright orange or mustard; throat with darker (green?) longitudinally aligned dashes; venter pale green to green-brown; dewlap faint orange to pink; juveniles with 4 pale bands across body between limbs, first 2 often composed of dots, most posterior forming sacral U; transition to dotted dorsal pattern at SVL about 95-100 mm (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 343). 
CommentSpecies group: Deiroptyx equestris species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after James D. Smallwood, who collected the holotype of the anole (1960) when assisting Schwartz, who acknowledged him in his book on the mammals of the West Indies. 
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