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Anolis terraealtae BARBOUR, 1915

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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Les Saintes Anole, Les Saines Anole 
SynonymAnolis terrae=altae BARBOUR 1915: 76
Anolis speciosus terraealtae — UNDERWOOD in WILLIAMS et al. 1959
Anolis marmoratus terraealtae — LAZELL 1964: 392
Ctenonotus marmoratus terraealtae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 115
Anolis marmoratus terraealtae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 299
Anolis terraealtae — BREUIL 2002
Anolis terraealtae — STENSON et al. 2004
Anolis terraealtae — LORVELEC et al. 2007
Anolis terraealtae — THORPE et al. 2008
Ctenonotus terraealtae — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Ctenonotus terraealtae — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionTerre-de-Haut, Îlet-à-Cabrit, and Grand Ilet, Îles des Saintes.

Type locality: “Terre d’en Haut, Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, Fr. W.I.”  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 10627 
CommentSpecies group: Ctenonotus bimaculatus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Hybridization: A. oculatus and A. terraealtae can interbreed and produce offspring (Weidlich 2023, Anole Annals) 
EtymologyNamed after Latin terra ‘earth’ and altus, a, um, ‘high’, from Terre de Haut des Saintes, Guadeloupe (Fretey 2023). 
  • Barbour, T. 1915. Recent notes regarding West Indian reptiles and amphibians. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 28: 71-78 - get paper here
  • Breuil, H. 2002. Histoire Naturelle des Amphibiens et Reptiles de l’Archipel Guadeloupéen: Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy. Patrimoines naturels 54: 339 pp.
  • FRÉTEY, T. 2023. Etymology of nomina of Amphibians and Reptiles of the French Antilles. Bionomina, 35(1), 20-50 - get paper here
  • Lazell,J.D. 1964. The anoles (Sauria: Iguanidae) of the Guadeloupéen archipelago.. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 131: 359-401 - get paper here
  • Lorvelec, Olivier; Pascal, Michel; Pavis, Claudie; Feldmann, Philippe. 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of the French West Indies: inventory, threats and conservation. Applied Herpetology 4 (2):131-161 - 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 - 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
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Roughgarden, J. 1995. Anolis Lizards of the Caribbean: Ecology, Evolution, and Plate Tectonics. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 200 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Stenson, Andrew G.; Roger S.Thorpe and Anita Malhotra 2004. Evolutionary differentiation of bimaculatus group anoles based on analyses of mtDNA and microsatellite data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 1 –10 - get paper here
  • Thorpe, R. S., Barlow, A., Surget-Groba, Y., & Malhotra, A. 2018. Multilocus phylogeny, species age and biogeography of the Lesser Antillean anoles. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Thorpe, R.S.; Jones, A.G.; Malhotra, A.; Surget-Groba, Y. 2008. Adaptive radiation in Lesser Antillean lizards: molecular phylogenetics and species recognition in the Lesser Antillean dwarf gecko complex, Sphaerodactylus fantasticus. Molecular Ecology 17(6):1489-1504 - get paper here
  • Williams, Ernest E.; Quesnel, Victor C.; Kenny, Julian S.; Underwood,G. 1959. The anoles of the Eastern Caribbean (Sauria, Iguanidae) Part. I. Preface; Part II. Two sibling species of anoles in Trinidad; Part. III. Revisionary notes. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 121 (5): 185-226 + 1 plate - get paper here
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