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Anolis duellmani FITCH & HENDERSON, 1973

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Duellman's Pigmy Anole
S: Abaniquillo de Duellman 
SynonymAnolis duellmani FITCH & HENDERSON 1973
Norops duellmani — MCCRANIE et al 1993
Norops duellmani — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis duellmani — LINER 2007
Norops duellmani — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops duellmani — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionMexico (Veracruz)

Type locality: on the south slope of Volcan San Martin Tuxtla,Veracruz, Mexico, between 800 and 1150m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: KU 59532, adult male 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. One of smallest anole species (36 to 37 mm snout-vent in adult male); tail approximately 1 2/3 times snout-vent length; adpressed hind limb extends to anterior part of eye; tibia slightly exceeds head length (105 to 111 per cent); ventrals smooth or with exceedingly faint keels, larger than dorsals; dorsals small, weakly keeled, but with 10 median rows somewhat enlarged and becoming progressively larger toward vertebral line; larger scales on top of head, including those of supraorbital semicircles, postrostrals, internasals, and supraoculars prominently keeled; loreals in 7 rows, smooth or weakly keeled; supraorbital semicircles separated by 2 scales, and separated from interparietal by 3 or 4 scales; interparietal smaller than ear opening; postanals not enlarged;dewlap rose red (inlife); irregulard, arkened, pigmented areas on ventral surface. 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
EtymologyNamed after William E. Duellman, American herpetologist. 
  • Aguilar-López JL, Luría-Manzano R, Pineda E, Canseco-Márquez L 2021. Selva Zoque, Mexico: an important Mesoamerican tropical region for reptile species diversity and conservation. ZooKeys 1054: 127-153 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Fitch, H.S. & Henderson, R.W. 1973. A new anole (Reptilia: Iguanidae) from southern Veracruz, Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 7 (2): 125-128 - get paper here
  • 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
  • McCranie J R. Cruz G A. Holm P A. 1993. A new species of cloud forest lizard of the Norops schiedei group (Sauria: Polychrotidae) from northern Honduras. Journal of Herpetology 27 (4): 386-392 - 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
  • Pavon-Vazquez, Carlos J., Israel Solano-Zavalet and Levi N. Gray. 2014. Morphological variation and natural history of Anolis duellmani (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (1): 146-153 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Urbina-Cardona, J. Nicolás; Mario Olivares-Pérez, Víctor Hugo Reynoso 2006. Herpetofauna diversity and microenvironment correlates across a pasture–edge–interior ecotone in tropical rainforest fragments in the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve of Veracruz, Mexico. Biological Conservation 132: 61–75 - get paper here
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