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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Guanica Pallid Anole, Cook's pallid anole, Cook's Anole 
SynonymAnolis cristatellus cooki GRANT 1931: 221
Anolis cristatellus cooki — BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1946
Anolis cooki — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 242
Anolis cooki — BRANDLEY & DE QUEIROZ 2004
Ctenonotus cooki — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Ctenonotus cooki — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionPuerto Rico, Isla Caja de Muertos

Type locality: Punta Brea, southwestern Puerto Rico.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 73645. 
CommentFor illustrations see Rivero, 1978.
Ecomorph class: trunk-ground.

Species group: Ctenonotus cristatellus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Melville "Mel" Thurston Cook (1869-1952), a botanist and entomologist who became Director, Insular Experiment Station, Rio Piedras, part of Universidad de Puerto Rico: He joined the faculty of Rutgers University (1910) to teach botany and later moved to the New Jersey College for Women (1918). 
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brandley, M.C. & De Queiroz, K. 2004. Phylogeny, ecomorphological evolution, and historical biogeography of the Anolis cristatellus series. Herpetological Monographs 18: 90-126 - get paper here
  • Cooper Jr., W.E. 2005. Duration of movement as a lizard foraging movement variable. Herpetologica 61 (4): 363-372 - get paper here
  • Gorman, George C.;Thomas, Richard;Atkins, Leonard 1968. Intra- and interspecific chromosome variation in the lizard Anolis cristatellus and its closest relatives. Breviora (293): 1-13 - get paper here
  • Grant, C. 1931. A new species and two new sub-species of the genus Anolis. J. Dept. Agric. Puerto Rico 15: 219-222.
  • Harper, S., Fallick, S., Hake, T., Feliciano-Rivera, F. A., & Elden, J. M. 2023. Opportunistic Records of Herpetofauna in Mainland Puerto Rico with photographic accounts of species and habitat. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society, 58(9), 150-157 - get paper here
  • Jenssen, T. A. 1990. Anolis cooki. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (488) - get paper here
  • Jenssen, T.A., D.L. Marcellini, C.A. Pague & L.A. Jenssen 1984. Competitive Interference between the Puerto Rican Lizards, Anolis cooki and A. cristatellus Copeia 1984 (4): 853-862. - get paper here
  • López, N. R., Zapata, J. D. C., López, C. V., Torres, J. O. R., Pérez, A. D., Rolón, A. R. P., ... & Muñoz, C. A. M. 2023. Notes on Herpetofauna in Puerto Rico: a Potpourri from Reptiles and Amphibians, with Implications for Transdisciplinary Contributions to Natural History. Acta Científica, 34(1), 35-60 - get paper here
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  • 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, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Rivero, J.A. 1978. Los anfibios y reptiles de Puerto Rico. M. Pareja Montana, 16, Barcelona, Espafia: x + 152 + 148pp.
  • Rodríguez-Robles, Javier A.; Tereza Jezkova and Manuel Leal 2008. Genetic structuring in the threatened “Lagartijo del Bosque Seco” (Anolis cooki) from Puerto Rico. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46 (2): 503-514 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Werning, H. 2012. Zwischen Anolis und Cycluren: Unterwegs auf Puerto Rico. Reptilia (Münster) 17 (95): 100-109 - get paper here
  • Yuan, M. L., M. H. Wake, and I. J. Wang. 2019. Phenotypic integration between claw and toepad traits promotes microhabitat specialization in the Anolis adaptive radiation. Evolution 73: 231–244 - get paper here
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