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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lesser Scaly Anole
S: Abaniquillo Pequeño de Selva 
SynonymAnolis uniformis COPE 1885: 392
Anolis uniformis — BOULENGER 1885: 84
Anolis ruthveni STUART 1935 (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1950)
Anolis humilis uniformis — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 60
Anolis humilis uniformis — NEILL & ALLEN 1959
Anolis humilis uniformis — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970
Norops uniformis — MEYER & WILSON 1972 (1971)
Norops uniformis — VILLA et al. 1988
Norops uniformis — LINER 1994
Norops uniformis — KÖHLER 2000: 64
Norops uniformis — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis uniformis — LINER 2007
Norops uniformis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops uniformis — MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 2015: 185
Norops uniformis — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionSE Mexico (Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz), Belize, Guatemala, Honduras (elevation 30-1370 m)

ruthveni: Type locality: about 2 miles north of Santa Teresa, El Peten, Guatemala.

Type locality: Yucatán and Guatemala. Restricted to 2 miles north of Santa Teresa, Guatemala.  
TypesSyntypes: USNM 6774, 24734-48, 24750, 24859
Holotype: UMMZ 76622 [ruthveni] 
DiagnosisOriginal description from COPE (1885): This species is very near to the Anolis tropidonotus of Peters, and I should hesitate to separate it had I not a considerable number of specimens of both. The differences are three. First, the equality in size be. tween all the scales of the frontal region, so that the supraorbitals cannot be distinguished by size; second, the smaller number of rows of larger dorsal scales, and third, the uniformily smaller size. The color also differs in all the specimens.
The dorsal scales are in 10-12 rows, while in the A tropidonotus they are in 1616 rows;in both the scales are imbricate and not truncate. There are three rows of supraoculars which are in contact with the supraorbitals as far as they go, the middle two only being larger than the rest. There are five rows between the anterior prolongation of the supraorbitals on the muzzle. All the scales have one strong keel; those round the small occipital consisting of little more than a longitudinal keel. Facial rugae obsolete; cavity slight. Auricular meatus much larger than occipital plate. The extended hind leg does not quite attain the nostril; tibia a little shorter than the short head. Seven rows of loreal scales; and two of suborbitals. Infralabials small, keeled.
The color is reddish brown above and greenish below, limbs and head above brown. 
CommentElevated to species status by MEYER & WILSON 1971

Distribution: not in Yucatan state (Mexico) according to GONZÁLEZ-SÁNCHEZ et al. 2017.

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