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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis ibanezi POE, LATELLA, RYAN & SCHAAD 2009
Anolis chocorum — TALBOT 1974
Dactyloa chocorum — SAVAGE & GUYER 1989 (part.)
Anolis chocorum — VARGAS-S & BOLANOS-L 1999
Dactyloa ibanezi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Dactyloa ibanezi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionW Panama, Costa Rica

Type locality: Parque National General de Division Omar Torrijos Herrera, 5 km North of El Cope, Coclé Province, Panama, 8° 40’ 18.9’’ N, 80° 35’ 31.08’’ W.  
TypesHolotype: MSB 72574, Paratypes: MVUP, MSB, MCZ, SMF, AMNH 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A large species (maximum SVL 81 mm) of the genus Dactyloa (sensu Nicholson et al. 2012) that is most similar in external morphology to the other members of this clade found in western Panama (D. casildae, D. frenata, D. ginaelisae, D. insignis, D. kunayalae, and D. microtus). Dactyloa ibanezi can immediately be distinguished from these six species by its unique coloration consisting of immaculate green dorsal and lateral surfaces with several parallel, narrow, diagonal dark stripes on the flanks and bright yellow surrounding the eye (Fig. 13). In addition, D. ibanezi differs from D. ginaelisae, D. insignis, D. kunayalae, and D. microtus in having long legs (tip of fourth toe of adpressed hind limb reaching to eye or beyond D. ibanezi), and from D. casildae, D. frenata, and D. insignis by having fewer subdigital lamellae under the fourth toe (41 or fewer in D. ibanezi vs. 42 or more) as well as under the fourth finger (28 or fewer in D. ibanezi vs. 29 or more) [LOTZKAT et al. 2013].
CommentSynonymy: Populations of these species were previously assigned to A. chocorum. This is an “evolutionary” species.

Species group: Dactyloa latifrons species group (NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after Roberto Ibañez of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute for his contributions to Panamanian herpetology. 
  • BATISTA, ABEL; MILAN VESELY, KONRAD MEBERT, SEBASTIAN LOTZKAT & GUNTHER KÖHLER 2015. A new species of Dactyloa from eastern Panama, with comments on other Dactyloa species present in the region. Zootaxa 4039 (1): 057–084 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • LOTZKAT, SEBASTIAN; ANDREAS HERTZ, JOE-FELIX BIENENTREU & GUNTHER KÖHLER 2013. Distribution and variation of the giant alpha anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) of the genus Dactyloa in the highlands of western Panama, with the description of a new species formerly referred to as D. microtus. Zootaxa 3626 (1): 1–54 - 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
  • Phillips, JG, SE Burton, MM Womack, E Pulver, and KE Nicholson 2019. Biogeography, systematics, and ecomorphology of Pacific island anoles. Diversity 11: 141 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Poe, S.; Latella, I.M.; Ryan, M.J. & Schaad, E.W. 2009. A new species of Anolis lizard (Squamata, Iguania) from Panama. Phyllomedusa 8 (2): 81-87 - get paper here
  • Vargas-S., F. & Bolanos-L., M.E. 1999. Presencia de reptiles en la región de Anchicayá, pacifico colombiano, a través de un gradiente de deforestación. Caldasia 21 (2): 235-238 - get paper here
  • VELASCO, JULIÁN A. & JUAN PABLO HURTADO-GÓMEZ 2014. A new green anole lizard of the "Dactyloa" clade (Squamata: Dactyloidae) from the Magdalena river valley of Colombia. Zootaxa 3785 (2): 201–216 - get paper here
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