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Anolis litoralis GARRIDO, 1975

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SynonymAnolis centralis litoralis GARRIDO 1975: 12
Anolis litoralis — NAVARRO et al. 2001
Anolis litoralis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis litoralis — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionE Cuba (SE coast from Santiago de Cuba to Imias and Cajobabo; also Sierra Maestra and Sierra del Cobre)

Type locality: near Versalles, Santiago de Cuba, Oriente province, Cuba.  
TypesHolotype: CZACC (= IZAC = IZ) 3472 
CommentFor illustrations see Garrido, 1975.

Species group: Anolis loysianus species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin noun litus, litoris, meaning "shore", referring to the habitat of the species. 
  • BATISTA-ALVAREZ, R., AND M. ITURRIAGA 2020. Geographic Distribution: Anolis litoralis (Oriente Pallid Anole). Cuba: Guantánamo. Herpetological Review 51: 75.
  • Garrido, O.H. 1975. Distribución y variación de Anolis argillaceus Cope (Lacertilia: Iguanidae) en Cuba. Poeyana (142):1-28.
  • Klaczko, J.; T. Ingram and J. Losos 2015. Genitals evolve faster than other traits in Anolis lizards. Journal of Zoology 295 (1): 44–48 - get paper here
  • Navarro, Nils P.; Fernandez, Alejandro V.; Garrido, Orlando H. 2001. Taxonomic reconsideracion of Anolis centralis litoralis and description of a new species of the argillaceus group (Sauria: Iguanidae) for Cuba. [in Spanish]. Solenodon 1:66-75
  • 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
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
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