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Anolis guamuhaya (GARRIDO, PÉREZ-BEATO & MORENO, 1991)

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Escambray Bearded Anole 
SynonymChamaeleolis guamuhaya GARRIDO, PÉREZ-BEATO & MORENO 1991: 163
Anolis guamuhaya — HASS et al 1992
Chamaeleolis guamuhaya — JACKMAN et al. 1997
Chamaeleolis guamuhaya — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 177
Chamaeleolis guamuhaya — KARCH 2002
Xiphosurus guamuhaya — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis (Chamaeleolis) guamuhaya — RODRIGUEZ-SCHETTINO et al. 2013
Xiphosurus guamuhaya — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 

Type locality: "entre Jibacoa y Topes de Collantes, Sierra de Trinidad (Sierra del Escambray o Macizo de Guamuhaya), Provincia de Sancti Spiritus, a nos 900 m [elevation]"  
TypesHolotype: MNHNCU 500 
CommentThe genus Chamaeleolis was synonymized within Anolis by Hass et al. (1993)

Species group: Xiphosurus chamaeleonides species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Distribution: see map in Rodríguez-Cabrera et al. 2020: 16 (Fig. 1). 
  • Garrido, O. H., O. Pérez-Beato, and L. V. Moreno. 1991. Nueva especie de Chamaeleolis (Lacertilia: Iguanidae) para Cuba. Carib. J. Sci. 27 (3-4): 162-168.
  • Hass, C. A., S. B. Hedges, and L. R. Maxson. 1993. Molecular insights into the relationships and biogeography of West Indian anoline lizards. Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 21: 97-114. - get paper here
  • Holáňová V., Rehák I. & Frynta D. 2012. Anolis sierramaestrae sp. nov. (Squamata: Polychrotidae) of the “chamaeleolis” species group from Eastern Cuba. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae 76 (1–2): 45–52. - get paper here
  • Jackman, T. et al. 1997. Phylogenetic studies of convergent adaptive radiations in Caribbean Anolis lizards. in T. J. Givnish & K.J. Sytsma (eds.) Molecular Evolution and adaptive radiation, CAmbridge University Press, pp. 535-557 - get paper here
  • Karch, P. 2002. Bemerkungen zur Gattung Chamaeleolis. Iguana Rundschreiben 15 (2): 11-12
  • Losos, J. B. 2009. Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 528 pp. - 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
  • Patton, Austin H.; Luke J. Harmon, María del Rosario Castañeda, Hannah K. Frank, Colin M. Donihue, Anthony Herrel, and Jonathan B. Losos 2021. When adaptive radiations collide: Different evolutionary trajectories between and within island and mainland lizard clades. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 10.1073/pnas.2024451118 - 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-Cabrera, Tomás M.; Javier Torres, Carlos A. Mancina, Ruben Marrero, Yasel U. Alfonso, Ernesto Morell Saval 2020. New localities and distribution models inform the conservation status of the endangered lizard Anolis guamuhaya (Squamata: Dactyloidae) in central Cuba. Phyllomedusa 19 (1): 13-33 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Torres, Javier, Ruben Marrero and Tomás M. Rodríguez-Cabrera. 2015. Anolis guamuhaya (Escambray bearded anole) maximum elevation. Herpetological Review 46 (1): 86-87 - get paper here
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