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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). 
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  • 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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