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Anolis tandai AVILA-PIRES, 1995

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Tanda’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
Norops tandai — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
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.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MPEG 15850 
Diagnosis 
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
  • 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
  • Fonseca, Wirven Lima da; Julivaldo Dantas da Silva, Arthur Diesel Abegg, Conrado Mario da Rosa, Paulo Sergio Bernarde 2019. Herpetofauna of Porto Walter and surrounding areas, Southwest Amazonia, Brazil. Herpetology Notes 12: 91-107 - 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 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rabosky, Daniel L.; Rudolf von May, Michael C. Grundler and Alison R. Davis Rabosky 2019. The Western Amazonian Richness Gradient for Squamate Reptiles: Are There Really Fewer Snakes and Lizards in Southwestern Amazonian Lowlands? Diversity 11: 199; doi:10.3390/d11100199 - 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
  • Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A. & Silvana Amaral 2016. Diversity, distribution, and conservation of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) in the Brazilian Amazonia. Neotropical Biodiversity, 2:1, 195-421 - get paper here
 
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