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Anolis fitchi WILLIAMS & DUELLMAN, 1984

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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Fitch's Anole 
SynonymAnolis fitchi WILLIAMS & DUELLMAN 1984
Anolis fitchi — DUELLMAN 2009
Dactyloa fitchi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Dactyloa fitchi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionColombia (Putumayo), Ecuador (Napo)

Type locality: Ecuador, Napo, 16.5 km N NE of Santa Rosa  
TypesHolotype: KU 142865 
CommentSpecies groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
Etymologynamed after Henry S. Fitch (1909-2009), American herpetologist. 
  • Ayala-Varela, F.P.; Torres-Carvajal, O. 2010. A new species of dactyloid anole (Iguanidae, Polychrotinae, Anolis) from the southeastern slopes of the Andes of Ecuador. ZooKeys 53: 59–73 - 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
  • Duellman, W.E. 2009. Obituary: A monument to Natural History - Henry S. Fitch (1909-2009). Phyllomedusa 8 (2): 75-79 - get paper here
  • HARRISON, ALEXIS; STEVEN POE 2012. Evolution of an ornament, the dewlap, in females of the lizard genus Anolis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106: 191–201 - 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, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
  • Velasco, Julián Andrés; Paul David A. Gutiérrez-Cárdenas & Andrés Quintero-Angel 2010. A new species of Anolis of the aequatorialis group (Squamata: Iguania) from the central Andes of Colombia. The Herpetological Journal 20: 231–236 - get paper here
  • Williams E E 1985. New or problematic Anolis from Colombia. 4. Anolis antioquiae, new species of the Anolis eulaemus subgroup from western Columbia. Breviora (482): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Williams E E; Duellman W E 1984. Anolis fitchi, a new species of the Anolis aequatorialis group from Ecuador and Colombia. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. (10): 257-266 - get paper here
  • Yánez-Muñoz MH, Reyes-Puig C, Reyes-Puig JP, Velasco JA, Ayala-Varela F, Torres-Carvajal O 2018. A new cryptic species of Anolis lizard from northwestern South America (Iguanidae, Dactyloinae). ZooKeys 794: 135-163 - get paper here
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