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Anolis impetigosus COPE, 1864

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis impetigosus COPE 1864: 174
Anolis impetigosus — BOULENGER 1885: 55
Anolis impetigosus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 60
Anolis impetigosus — FITCH & HENDERSON 1973: 127
Norops impetigosus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012 (nomen dubium)
Anolis impetigosus — POE et al. 2017 (nomen dubium)
Norops impetigosus — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 (listed as nomen dubium) 
DistributionVenezuela (Caracas) ?

Type locality: unknown (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1950)  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.20.12 (origin unknown according to Nieto-Montes de Oca 1996) 
CommentAnolis impetigosus appears to be indistinguishable from A. tigrinus, described a year earlier by Peters, and most likely is a synonym of the latter (L. Mahler pers, comm. 4 Nov 2014). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1864. Contributions to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 16: 166-181. - get paper here
  • Fitch, H.S. & Henderson, R.W. 1973. A new anole (Reptilia: Iguanidae) from southern Veracruz, Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 7 (2): 125-128 - 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
  • Smith, H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
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