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Anolis garridoi DIAZ, ESTRADA & MORENO, 1996

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Escambray Twig Anole 
SynonymAnolis garridoi DIAZ, ESTRADA & MORENO 1996
Anolis garridoi — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 241
Anolis garridoi — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Anolis garridoi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis garridoi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionCuba (Sierra de Trinidad)

Type locality: Topes de collantes, Sierra de Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus province, Cuba, approx. 700 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: MNHNCU 4285 
CommentAnolis garridoi is a member of the twig ecomorph and is most similar to A. guazuma from the Sierra Maestra of eastern Cuba, but is smaller, has a shorter snout and differs in several scale characters.

Species group: Anolis angusticeps species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Orlando H. Garrido (b. 1931), Cuban herpetologist and ornithologist and Curator of Zoology in the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Havana, Cuba. 
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  • CAJIGAS GANDIA, A., K. VALAZCO PEREZ, AND C. HERNANDEZ PERAZA 2020. Geographic Distribution: Anolis garridoi (Escambray Twig Anole). Cuba: Cienfuegos Province: Municipality Of Cumanayagua. Herpetological Review 51: 538.
  • Diaz L M. Estrada A R. Moreno L V. 1996. A new species of Anolis (Sauria: Iguanidae) from the Sierra de Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Carib. J. Sci. 32 (1): 54-58.
  • 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
  • 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., R. E. Glor, J. J. Kolbe, A. Larson, S. B. Hedges, and J. B. Losos 2005. Mainland colonization by island lizards. Journal of Biogeography 32: 929–938 - 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
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes (ed.) 1999. The iguanid lizards of Cuba. University Press of Florida, 428 pp.
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
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