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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 
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) 
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
  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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