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Anolis vescus GARRIDO & HEDGES, 1992

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPurial Bush Anole 
SynonymAnolis vescus GARRIDO & HEDGES 1992: 25
Anolis vescus — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 296
Anolis vescus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 
DistributionCuba

Type locality: "Palmarito, 4.7 km N Los Calderos, Municipio Imias, Guantanamo Province, [elevation] 700 meters [Cuba]"  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHNCU (MNRNCU) 2729 (2732 according to M Iturriaga, pers. comm.) 
Diagnosis 
CommentSpecies group: Anolis alutaceus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin word for “slim” in allusion to the species’ thin and elongate body. 
References
  • Garrido, O. H. and S. B. Hedges. 1992. Three new grass anoles (Sauria: Iguanidae) from Cuba. Carib. J. Sci. 28: 21-29. - 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
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes (ed.) 1999. The iguanid lizards of Cuba. University Press of Florida, 428 pp.
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
 
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