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Anolis hobartsmithi NIETO-MONTES DE OCA, 2001

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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesS: Abanquillo de Hobart Smith
E: Hobart Smith’s Anole 
SynonymAnolis hobartsmithi NIETO-MONTES DE OCA 2001
Norops hobartsmithi — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis hobartsmithi — LINER 2007
Norops hobartsmithi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops hobartsmithi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas)

Type locality: Parador Selva Negra on México Highway 195 (approximately 0.5 km W Pinabeto), Municipality of Rayón at the border with Municipality of Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacán,
Chiapas México; 17° 12' 58" N, 92° 57' 47" W; 1992 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MZFC 6371. 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
EtymologyNamed after Hobart Muir Smith (1912–2013), the American herpetologist considered to be the father of Mexican herpetology, among his many other accomplishments. See also Chiszar et al. 2004 for biographical notes. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • CHISZAR, DAVID; EDWIN MCCONKEY, AND MARGARET M. STEWART 2004. Historical perspectives: Hobart Muir Smith. Copeia 2004 (2): 418–424 - get paper here
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • KÖHLER, GUNTHER 2014. Characters of external morphology used in Anolis taxonomy—Definition of terms, advice on usage, and illustrated examples. Zootaxa 3774 (2): 201–257 - 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
  • Nieto-Montes de Oca, A. 2001. The systematics of Anolis hobartsmithi (Squamata: Polychrotidae), another species of the Anolis schiedii group from Chiapas, Mexico. in: Mesoamerican Herpetology: systematics, zoogeography, and conservation (Johnson, Webb, and Flores-Villela, editors), pp. 44-52
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Velasco, Julián A.; Fabricio Villalobos, José A. F. Diniz-Filho, Steven Poe and Oscar Flores-Villela 2020. Macroecology and macroevolution of body size in Anolis lizards. Ecography 00: 1–11 - get paper here
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