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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis lamari WILLIAMS 1992
Anolis “lamari” — AYALA 1986
Dactyloa lamari — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Dactyloa lamari — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionColombia (Meta: Eastern slopes of the Oriental Cordillera)

Type locality: “Portachuelo, about 2 miles (by air) north of Manzanares, a police inspection station in the Municipio de Acacías, Meta, Colombia”  
TypesHolotype: ICN-MHN = ICN 6762 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Close to Anolis solitarius, tigrinus, menta, and ruizi, apparently differing from all in details of coloration. It differs from tigrinus in the absence of minute tubercles on the head scales, from menta in that the dewlap is uniform yellow-orange rather than bicolor white and lemon-yellow, from ruizi in the possession of a small knob at the posterior edge of the parietal, and from solitarius in body pattern and in the presence of a line of enlarged scales continuing back onto the parietal knob. The pattern of the only known specimen, a male, is closest to that of male ruizi, but lacks the distinctly reticulate flanks of that species (Williams 1992: 4). 
CommentSpecies groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after its discoverer, W.W. Lamar. 
  • Ayala, S. C. 1986. Saurios de Colombia: Lista actualizada, y distribucion de ejemplares colombianos en los museos. Caldasia 15 (71-75): 555-575 - get paper here
  • BARNETT, JOSEPH; LUIS ALBERTO RUEDA-SOLANO, JOSÉ LUIS PÉREZ-GONZÁLEZ & STEVEN POE. 2022. Rediscovery of Anolis lamari Williams, 1992: morphological variation and nocturnal ecology (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Herpetology Notes 15: 329–334. - 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
  • Williams E E 1992. New or problematic Anolis from Colombia. 7. Anolis lamari, a new anole from the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia, with a discussion of tigrinus and punctatus species group boundaries. Breviora (495): 1-24 - get paper here
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