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Anolis cuprinus SMITH, 1964

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Copper Anole, Chiapas Anole
S: Abaniquillo de Chiapas 
SynonymAnolis cuprinus SMITH 1964
Anolis breedlovei SMITH & PAULSON 1968
Norops breedlovei — GUYER & SAVAGE 1986
Norops cuprinus — GUYER & SAVAGE 1986
Norops cuprinus — LINER 1994
Norops breedlovei — LINER 1994
Norops breedlovei — KÖHLER 2000: 62
Norops cuprinus — KÖHLER 2000: 62
Norops cuprinus — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops breedlovei — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis breedlovei — LINER 2007
Anolis cuprinus — LINER 2007
Norops breedlovei — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops cuprinus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops cuprinus — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionSE Mexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: Mexico: Zanatepec, Oaxaca

breedlovei: SE Mexico (Oaxaca, Chiapas); Type locality: Mexico: on Cerro Azul, ca. 30 km SE Santa Maria Chimalapa, Oaxaca.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 52959; T. MacDougall; January 11, 1963.
Holotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 48671, T. MacDougall; April 2, 1960 [breedlovei] 
CommentSynonymy: partly after NIETO MONTES DE OCA et al. 2013. Nieto-Montes de Oca (1994) synonymized A. breedlovei with A. cuprinus.

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
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  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, Gunther and Eric N. Smith 2008. A New Species of Anole of the Norops schiedei group from Western Guatemala (Squamata: Polychrotidae). Herpetologica 64 (2): 216-223 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
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  • 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
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