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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Cercosaurinae), Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Ocellated Anadia 
SynonymAnadia ocellata GRAY 1845: 58
Ecleopus (Euspondylus) ocellatus — PETERS 1862: 212
Chalcidolepis metallicus COPE 1875: 116
Ecpleopus (Chalcidolepis) metallicus — DUMÉRIL & BOCOURT 1879: 371
Leposoma ocellatum — COPE 1885
Leposoma metallicum — COPE 1885
Anadia metallica — GÜNTHER 1885: 30
Anadia metallica — BOULENGER 1885: 400
Anadia metallica metallica TAYLOR 1955: 535
Anadia metallica attenuata TAYLOR 1955: 537
Anadia metallica arborea TAYLOR 1955: 542
Anadia ocellata — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 41
Anadia metallica — PRESCH 1978
Anadia ocellata — KÖHLER 2000: 99
Anadia ocellata — CURLIS et al. 2020 
DistributionCosta Rica, Panama, Colombia (Antioquia, Córdoba)

metallica: Costa Rica; Type locality: Aguacate Mountains, Costa Rica

Type locality: “Tropical America”  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.2.2
Holotype: USNM 30568 [Chalcidolepis metallicus] 
DiagnosisDefinition (genus): see Oftedal 1974: 206.

Diagnosis (species): see Oftedal 1974: 215. 
CommentSynonymy that of Oftedal (1974). For additional references see Anadia marmorata.

Distribution: Not listed for Ecuador by TORRES-CARVAJAL 2001. Records of this species from Ecuador are misidentified specimens of A. petersi (Oftedal, 1974: 218).

Type species: Anadia ocellata GRAY 1845 is the type species of the genus Anadia GRAY 1845. 
EtymologyFrom lat. ocellus = diminuitive of oculus: eye; with ocellated scales, or patches that look like eyes. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Carvajal-Cogollo, J.E.; L.E. Rojas-Murcia. & G. Cárdenas-Arévalo 2020. Reptiles del Caribe colombiano/ Reptiles of the Colombian Caribbean. Tunja: Editorial UPTC, 268 pp. - get paper here
  • Carvajal-Cogollo, Juan E., Vladimir A. Bernal-González and Nestor Nonzoque-López. 2011. Geographic Distribution: Anadia ocellata (ocellated anadia). Herpetological Review 42 (3): 390 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1875. On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica with notes on the herpetology and ichthyology of Nicaragua and Peru. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia N.S. (2) 8: 93-183 [sometimes said to be published 1876 but see Murphy et al. 2007 for clarification]] - get paper here
  • Curlis JD, Fisher EC, Muhic WK, Moy J, Garro-Cruz M, Montero-Ramírez JJ 2020. A survey of the reptiles and amphibians at the University of Georgia Costa Rica field station in San Luis de Monteverde, Costa Rica. Check List 16(6): 1433-1456 - get paper here
  • Flores, Eric Enrique, Leesther Vasquez, Milagros Goonzález, Katherine Rodriguez and Joelbin De La Cruz. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Anadia ocellata (ocellated anadia). Herpetological Review 45 (1): 91 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Leenders, Twan 2005. Observations on the natural history of Anadia ocellata Gray, 1845 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) Podarcis 6 (1/2): 50-57 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1929. A new Anadia from Colombia with remarks on other members of the genus. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 42: 99-102 - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W. Rivas Fuenmayor, Gilson; Jadin, Robert C. 2009. New species of lizards from Auyantepui and La Escalera in the Venezuelan Guayana, with notes on "microteiid" hemipenes (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae). American Museum Novitates (3660): 1-32 - get paper here
  • Oftedal,O.T. 1974. A revision of the genus Anadia (Sauria, Teiidae). Arquivos de Zoologia, Sao Paulo 25: 203-265 - get paper here
  • Presch, W. 1978. Descriptions of the Hemipenial Morphology in Eight Species of Microteiid Lizards (Family Teiidae, Subfamily Gymnophthalminae) Herpetologica 34 (1): 108-112. - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Taylor, E. H. 1956. A review of the lizards of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 38 (part 1): 3-322 - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1955. Additions to the known herpetological fauna of Costa Rica with comments on other species. No. II. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 37: 499-575. - get paper here
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