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Anolis tenorioensis KÖHLER, 2011

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis tenorioensis KÖHLER 2011
Norops tenorioensis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionCosta Rica (Volcán Tenorio)

Type locality: near Laguna Danta, Volcán Tenorio (10.70521°N, 85.03068°W, WGS84), 1160 m elevation, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 91985, an adult male; collected 5 March 2011 by Gunther Köhler, Donald Varela Soto, and Joséph Vargas. Field tag number GK 3324.
Paratypes. SMF 91986, UCR 21182, same collecting data as holotype. 
CommentAnolis tenorioensis differs from all other species in the A. altae complex by having the ventral surfaces of body and limbs distinctly reticulated with dark brown pigment and a male dewlap that is dark red with brown blotches, as well as in several morphometric and pholidotic characteristics. It further differs from its geographically nearest congener of this complex, A. monteverde, by having a bilobate hemipenis (unilobate in A. monteverde).

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe name tenorioensis is derived from Volcán Tenorio where the type series of the species was collected and to where it is probably restricted, and the Latin suffix -ensis (denoting place or locality). 
  • Kohler, G. 2011. A new species of anole related to Anolis altae from Volcán Tenorio, Costa Rica (Reptilia, Squamata, Polychrotidae). Zootaxa 3120: 29-42 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2012. Liste der im Jahr 2011 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (3): 46-57 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
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