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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Agassiz's Anole 
SynonymAnolis agassizi STEJNEGER 1900: 161
Anolis agassizi— PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 47
Anolis agassizi — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Dactyloa agassizi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis agassizii — ZUG 2013
Dactyloa agassizi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionColombia (incl. Valle del Cauca, Malpelo Island)

Type locality: Malpelo Island  
TypesHolotype: USNM 22101 
CommentSpecies group: Dactyloa latifrons species group (NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss zoologist. See Bastos & Sa 2011 for further biographical details. 
  • Bastos, Francisco Inácio & Magali Romero Sa 2011. The scientist as historian: Paulo Vanzolini and the origins of zoology in Brazil. História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro 18 (4): 1021-1038 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Jurczyk, M. 2010. Anolis agassizi. Iguana Rundschreiben 23 (1): 29-33
  • Losos, J. B. 2009. Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 528 pp. - 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
  • Merz, Stefan 2017. Malpelo – winzige Felseninsel im Pazifik. Terraria-Elaphe 2017 (4): 50-55 - get paper here
  • Nicholson, K. E., R. E. Glor, J. J. Kolbe, A. Larson, S. B. Hedges, and J. B. Losos 2005. Mainland colonization by island lizards. Journal of Biogeography 32: 929–938 - 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
  • Phillips, JG, SE Burton, MM Womack, E Pulver, and KE Nicholson 2019. Biogeography, systematics, and ecomorphology of Pacific island anoles. Diversity 11: 141 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2004. Phylogeny of anoles. Herpetological Monographs 18: 37-89 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Stamm, Brad;Gorman, George C. 1975. Notes on the chromosomes of Anolis agassizi (Sauria: Iguanidae) and Diploglossus millepunctatus (Sauria: Anguidae). The Biological Investigation of Malpelo Island, Colombia : 52-54
  • Stejneger, L 1900. Descriptions of two new lizards of the genus Anolis from Cocos and Malpelo Islands. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 36: 161- 163 (+ 1 plate) - get paper here
  • Vásquez-Restrepo, Juan D. 2018. Anolis agassizi Stejneger, 1900 Anolis de Malpelo, anolis de Agassiz. Catálogo de Anfibios y Reptiles de Colombia 4 (3): 1-6 - get paper here
  • ZUG, G.R. 2013. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands. University of California Press, Berkeley, 306 pp. - get paper here
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