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Anolis fortunensis AROSEMENA & IBÁÑEZ, 1993

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis fortunensis AROSEMENA & IBÁÑEZ 1993
Anolis exsul AROSEMENA & IBÁÑEZ 1994
Norops exsul — KÖHLER 2000: 62
Norops fortunensis — KÖHLER 2000: 62
Norops fortunensis — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops exsul — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops exul [sic] — KÖHLER et al. 2007
Anolis fortunensis — KÖHLER et al. 2007
Norops fortunensis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops fortunensis — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionW Panama (Fortuna Forest Reserve, on the Central Cordillera); Type locality: Reserva Forestal de Fortuna, along the Rio Chiriquí, in front of the Estacion Hidrometereológica de Instituto de Recursos Hidráulicos y Electrificación (IRHE) in Bijau, 1050-1075 m elevation, Chiriquí Province, Panama.

exsul: Panama (Chiriquí); Type locality: Reserva Forestal de Fortuna, along the Rio Chiriquí, some 100 m from the mouth of Quebrada Bijau (8° 45’ 11’’ N, 82° 11’ 07’’ W), 1050-1075 m elevation, Chiriquí Province, Panama.  
TypesHolotype: MVUP 756 (Museo de Vertebrados de la Universidad de Panama)
Holotype: MVUP 901, adult male [exsul] 
CommentAnolis fortunensis has a light brown dorsum, a large dewlap reddish orange with yellow scales and the free margin red, short hindlegs, smooth ventral scales, and a pair of enlarged postanal scales.

PONCE & KÖHLER (2008) synonymized A. exsul with A. fortunensis.

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012)

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Arosemena F A. Ibáñez D R. 1993. A new species of Anolis (Squamata: Iguanidae) of the fuscoauratus group from Fortuna, Panama.[in Spanish]. Revista de Biologia Tropical 41 (2): 267- 272. - get paper here
  • Arosemena, F.A. & R. Ibanez D. 1994. Un saurio nuevo del Anolis (Reptilia: Polychridae), grupo furcoauratus, de las Tierras Altas de Chiriqui, Panama. Carib. J. Sci. 30 (3-4): 222-227
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Köhler, Gunther; Marcos Ponce, Javier Sunyer, and Abel Batista 2007. FOUR NEW SPECIES OF ANOLES (GENUS ANOLIS) FROM THE SERRANÍA DE TABASARÁ, WEST-CENTRAL PANAMA (SQUAMATA: POLYCHROTIDAE). Herpetologica 63 (3): 375-391 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Ponce, M. & Köhler, G. 2008. Morphological variation in anoles related to Anolis kemptoni in Panama. Salamandra 44 (2): 65-83 - get paper here
  • Savage, J. M. & C. GUYER 1998. A new species of anole lizard, genus Norops (Squamata: Polychrotidae), from the Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica. Revista de Biologia Tropical 46 (3): 805-809. - get paper here
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