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Anolis tandai AVILA-PIRES, 1995

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTandai’s Anole 
SynonymAnolis nitens tandai - AVILA-PIRES 1995
Anolis nitens tandai — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 89
Anolis nitens tandai — LANGSTROTH 2005
Anolis tandai — D’ANGIOLELLA et al. 2011
Norops tandai — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionBrazil (Pará, Amazonas, Rondonia, Acre, N Mato Grosso, Rondônia), Peru (Urubamba River)

Type locality: E. of Porto Urucu (Petrobras station RUC-2), Rio Urucu, Amazonas state, Brazil. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MPEG 15850 
CommentDescription. Maximum SVL 70 mm. Vertebral region with slightly en- larged scales; number of rows of enlarged scales increases posteriad. Scales on upper arms smaller than, or subequal to, vertebral scales. Supraorbital semicircles with scarcely enlarged scales. Supraocular scales weakly to distinctly keeled, approximately same size as scales on snout, laterally and posteriorly grading into granules, anteriorly surrounded by smaller scales. Interparietal moderately small, larger than adjacent scales [from D’ANGIOLELLA et al. 2011].

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
EtymologyAnolis nitens tandai was named after one of the boys, Tanda, who helped T. Avila-Pires and M.S. Hoogmoed to collect lizards in Brazil. 
References
  • Avila-Pires,T.C.S. 1995. Lizards of Brazilian Amazonia (Reptilia: Squamata). Zoologische Verhandelingen 299: 1-706 - get paper here
  • Costa-Prudente, A.L.C.; F. Magalhães; A. Menks; J.F.M. Sarmento. 2013. Checklist of Lizards of the Juruti, state of Pará, Brazil. Check List 9 (1):42-50 - get paper here
  • D'angiolella, Annelise B.; Tony Gamble, Teresa C. S. Avila-Pires, Guarino R. Colli, Brice P. Noonan, and Laurie J. Vitt 2011. Anolis chrysolepis Duméril and Bibron, 1837 (Squamata: Iguanidae), Revisited: Molecular Phylogeny and Taxonomy of the Anolis chrysolepis Species Group. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 160 (2): 35-63. - get paper here
  • Langstroth, R.P. 2005. Adiciones probables y confirmadas para la saurofauna boliviana. Kempffiana 1 (1): 101-128
  • 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
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. 2015. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. I. Dactyloidae, Hoplocercidae, Iguanidae, Leiosauridae, Polychrotidae, Tropiduridae. Zootaxa 3983 (1): 001–110
 
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