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Anolis soinii POE & YAÑEZ-MIRANDA, 2008

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis soinii POE & YAÑEZ-MIRANDA 2008
Dactyloa soinii — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionPeru (San Martin), S Ecuador

Type locality: Peru, Department of San Martin, Venceremos, approximately 94 km west of Rioja (between old kilometer markers 390–391, near new kilometer marker 380), 05’40.405 S 77’45.310 W, 1,739 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MZUNAP 02.000179, male, Museo de la Universidad de Amazonía Peruana, collected 24 April 2005 by Steven Poe, Christian Yañez-Miranda, and Jenny Hollis. 
CommentSimilar species: A. huilae (E Andes of Colombia)

Similar species: In the field, A. soinii could be confused only with the other green Peruvian anoles A. boettgeri, A. punctatus, and A. cuscoensis (A. huilae is known only from Colombia).

Species groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyEtymology.—We name this form in honor of Pekka Soini, for his outstanding contributions to Peruvian herpetology. 
  • Ayala-Varela , F.; S. Poe; A. Carvajal-Campos; L. Gray; J. Davis; A. Almendáriz. 2011. Anolis soinii Poe and Yañez-Miranda, 2008 (Squamata: Iguanidae: Polychrotinae): Distribution extension, first records for Ecuador and notes on geographic variation. Check List 7 (5): 629-631 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Poe, Steven and Christian Yañez-Miranda 2008. Another New Species of Green Anolis (Squamata: Iguania) from the Eastern Andes of Peru. Journal of Herpetology 42 (3): 564 - get paper here
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