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Anolis alvarezdeltoroi NIETO MONTES DE OCA, 1996

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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesS: Abanquillo de Alvarez del Toro
E: Alvarez del Toro’s Anole 
SynonymAnolis alvarezdeltoroi NIETO MONTES DE OCA 1996
Norops alvarezdeltoroi — KÖHLER 2000: 59
Norops alvarezdeltoroi — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis alvarezdeltoroi — LINER 2007
Norops alvarezdeltoroi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops alvarezdeltoroi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
Anolis alvarezdeltoroi — HEIMES 2022 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas, Veracruz)

Type locality: 19.5 km N, 8.1 km W Ocozocuautla, Chiapas, México (16° 56' N, 93° 27' W), 940 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: ENCB 12940 (= Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Santo Tomás, Mexico City) 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)

Sympatry: Anolis alvarezdeltoroi may be found sympatrically with several other anoles. Up to 14 species of Anolis have been found near known localities for A. alvarezdeltoroi. Although there is significant overlap in distribution among A. alvarezdeltoroi and other anoles, the unusual habitat preference of A. alvarezdeltoroi suggests minimal ecological overlap with other Anolis in the region. Anolis compressicauda displays a similar range and has also been found at cave entrances, but typically is found only on the ground. Other lizards found alongside A. alvarezdeltoroi on limestone walls and crevices were species of Lepidophyma and Xenosaurus. 
EtymologyNamed after Miguel Alvarez del Toro (1917-1996), a naturalist working mostly in Chiapas State, Mexico. He was the principal force behind the creation of six protected areas in Chiapas. 
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  • Campos-Rodríguez, José Ismael; López-Vidal, Juan Carlos 2007. Annotated checklist of type specimens in the herpetological collection of the Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, I.P.N., Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 52 (2): 323-326 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2022. LIZARDS OF MEXICO - Part 1 Iguanian lizards. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt Am Main, 448 pp.
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
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  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Muñoz-Alonso, Luis Antonio; Jorge Nieblas-Camacho,<br />Marina Alba Chau-Cortez, Alondra Berenice González-Navarro, Jaime López-Pérez & Juan Pérez-López 2017. Diversidad de anfibios y reptiles en la Reservade la Biosfera Selva El Ocote: su vulnerabilidad ante la fragmentación y el cambio climático. In: Lorena Ruiz-Montoya et al. (eds), Vulnerabilidad social y biológica ante el cambio climático en la Re El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, pp.395-448 - get paper here
  • Nicholson, K.E. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis and a test of the current infrageneric classification of Norops (beta Anolis). Herpetological Monographs 16: 93-120 - 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
  • Nieto Montes De Oca, A. 1996. A new species of Anolis (Squamata: Polychrotidae) from Chiapa, México [Anolis alvarezdeltoroi]. Journal of Herpetology 30 (1): 19-27. - get paper here
  • Patton, Austin H.; Luke J. Harmon, María del Rosario Castañeda, Hannah K. Frank, Colin M. Donihue, Anthony Herrel, and Jonathan B. Losos 2021. When adaptive radiations collide: Different evolutionary trajectories between and within island and mainland lizard clades. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 10.1073/pnas.2024451118 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Reaño-Hernández, Ismael, Larry David Wilson, Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista, Raciel Cruz-Elizalde and Juan Alfonso Hernández-Melo 2015. Masticophis flagellum (Shaw, 1802). Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(3): 357–358 - get paper here
  • Scarpetta, Simon; Levi Gray, Adrian Nieto Montes de Oca, María del Rosario Castañeda, Anthony Herrel, Jonathan Losos, Roberto Luna-Reyes, Noé Jiménez Lang, and Steven Poe 2015. Morphology and ecology of the Mexican cave anole Anolis alvarezdeltoroi. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 261–270. - get paper here
  • Torres-Hernández, LA, Ramírez-Bautista A, Cruz-Elizalde R, Hernández-Salinas U, Berriozabal-Islas C, DeSantis DL, Johnson JD, Rocha A, García-Padilla E, Mata-Silva V, Fucsko LA, and Wilson LD. 2021. The herpetofauna of Veracruz, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15(2) [General Section]: 72–155 - get paper here
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