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Anolis aurifer SCHWARTZ, 1968

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis distichus aurifer SCHWARTZ 1968: 291
Ctenonotus distichus aurifer — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 108
Ctenonotus distichus aurifer — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis aurifer — POE et al. 2017
Ctenonotus aurifer — NICHOLSON et al. 2018
Anolis distichus aurifer — MYERS et al. 2020 
DistributionHispaniola (northern and southern slopes of Massif de la Hotte except for range of A. d. vinosus)

Type locality: 11 km N Cavaillon, 1300 ft., Departement du Sud, Haiti.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 81125 (81135 in MCZ catalog) 
CommentSpecies group: Ctenonotus distichus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Synonymy: Poe et al. 2017 recognize A. aurifer based on Ng et al. 2013 (J. Hered. 2013:104: 862–873), but the latter paper doesn’t even mention A. aurifer.

Hybridization: intergrades with A. (d.) dominicensis. 
  • Myers, T. C., de Mello, P. L., & Glor, R. E. 2020. A morphometric assessment of species boundaries in a widespread anole lizard (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society - 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
  • Poe, Steven; Adrián Nieto-montes de Oca, Omar Torres-carvajal, Kevin De Queiroz, Julián A. Velasco, Brad Truett, Levi N. Gray, Mason J. Ryan, Gunther Köhler, Fernando Ayala-varela, Ian Latella 2017. A Phylogenetic, Biogeographic, and Taxonomic study of all Extant Species of Anolis (Squamata; Iguanidae). Syst Biol 66: 663–697 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. 1968. Geographic variation in Anolis distichus Cope (Lacertilia, Iguanidae) in the Bahama Islands and Hispaniola. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 137 (2): 255-309 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1988. West Indian Amphibian and Reptiles: A Checklist. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 74: 264 pp.
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