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Anolis heteropholidotus MERTENS, 1952

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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis heteropholidotus MERTENS 1952: 42
Norops heteropholidotus — VILLA et al. 1988
Norops heteropholidotus — KÖHLER 1996
Norops heteropholidotus — KÖHLER 1999
Norops heteropholidotus — KÖHLER & OBERMEIER 1998
Norops heteropholidotus — WILSON & MCCRANIE 2002
Norops heteropholidotus — SOLIS et al. 2014
Anolis heteropholidotus — HOFMANN & TOWNSEND 2017 
DistributionHonduras, El Salvador  
TypesHolotype: SMF 43041 
CommentSubspecies: Fitch & Seigel (1984) suggested that heteropholidotus might be a subspecies of A. sminthus.

Synonymy: Not listed by Nicholson et al. 2018. MEYER & WILSON 1971 considered it as a synonym of A. sminthus but recent authors listed the species as valid.

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
  • Hofmann, E. P., & Townsend, J. H. 2017. Origins and biogeography of the Anolis crassulus subgroup (Squamata: Dactyloidae) in the highlands of Nuclear Central America. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17(1), 267 - get paper here
  • Hofmann, E.P., Townsend, J.H. 2020. Origins and biogeography of the Anolis crassulus subgroup (Squamata: Dactyloidae) in the highlands of Nuclear Central America. BMC Evol Biol 17, 267 (2017) - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 1996. Notes on a collection of reptiles from El Salvador collected between 1951 and 1956. Senckenbergiana biologica 76 (1/2): 29-38
  • Köhler, G. & M. OBERMEIER. 1998. A new species of anole of the Norops crassulus group from central Nicaragua (Reptilia: Sauria: Iguanidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 77 (2): 127-137. - get paper here
  • Köhler,G., McCranie,J.R. & Wilson,L.D. 1999. Two new species of anoles of the Norops crassulus group from Honduras (Reptilia: Sauria: Polychrotidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 20 (3): 279-298 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1952. Die Amphibien und Reptilien von El Salvador. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) (No. 487): 120 pp.
  • Meyer, J. R., & WILSON, L. D. 1971. Taxonomic studies and notes on some Honduran amphibians and reptiles. Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci., 70: 106-114. - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Wilson, Larry David and James R. McCranie 2002. Update on the list of reptiles know from Honduras. Herpetological Review 33 (2):90-94 - get paper here
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