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Anolis macrinii SMITH, 1968

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Macrinius' Anole
S: Abaniquillo de Macrinius 
SynonymAnolis macrinii SMITH 1968
Norops macrinii — LINER 1994
Norops macrinii — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops macrinii — LINER 2007
Anolis macrinii — LINER 2007
Anolis macrini — FLORES-VILLELA et al. 2010
Norops macrinii — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis macrinii — KÖHLER et al. 2014: 181
Norops macrinii — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: Cafetal Santa Hedvigis, Pochutla, Oaxaca, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 46202 (not 49202 as reported in original descirption), erroneously reported to be an adult male but actually a female. Paratype: An adult male, Univ. Ill. Mus. Nat. Hist. INHS (= UIMNH) 78762, locality as holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: The largest (85 mm snout-vent) species of the gadoviae group of Anolis, with smooth ventrals 2-3 times as large as dorsals; latter keeled, not en- larged in paravertebral region: head scales smooth, flat; enlarged supraoculars -8; semicircles narrowly in contact, separated by 102 rows from interparietal.

Diagnosis. A large species (SVL in largest male 95.0 mm, largest female 96.0 mm) of the genus Anolis (sensu Poe 2004) that differs from all Mexican and Central American anoles by having a combination of (1) smooth to weakly keeled ventral scales; (2) 2–8 moderately to greatly enlarged supraoculars, arranged in 2–3 rows; (3) 2–6 rows of slightly to moderately enlarged dorsal scales that are smaller than ventral scales; (4) short hind legs, longest toe of adpressed hind leg usually reaching usually to level of ear opening, occasionally to posterior margin of eye, ratio shank length/SVL 0.22–0.25; (5) prenasal divided; and (6) a large orange dewlap in males and a moderate-sized brownish-orange dewlap in females (KÖHLER et al. 2014: 181). 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
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  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • 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
  • KÖHLER, GUNTHER; RAÚL GÓMEZ TREJO PÉREZ, CLAUS BO P. PETERSEN & FAUSTO R. MÉNDEZ DE LA CRUZ 2014. A revision of the Mexican Anolis (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae) from the Pacific versant west of the Isthmus de Tehuantepec in the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Puebla, with the description of six new species. Zootaxa 3862 (1): 001–210 - get paper here
  • Köhler, Gunther; Raúl Gómez Trejo Pérez, Marcos García Pareja, Claus Bo P. Petersen, and Fausto R. Mendez de la Cruz 2013. A Contribution to the Knowledge of Anolis macrinii Smith, 1968 (Reptilia: Squamata: Dactyloidae). Breviora (537): 1-14. - get paper here
  • Liner, E.A. 1994. Scientific and common names for the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico in English and Spanish. Herpetological Circular 23: 1-113
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Macip-Rios, Rodrigo; Casas-Andreu, Gustavo 2008. LOS CAFETALES EN MÉXICO YSU IMPORTANCIA PARALACONSERVACIÓN DE LOS ANFIBIOS YREPTILES. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.) 24 (2): 143-159 - get paper here
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  • Mata-Silva, V; Rocha, A; Mata-González, S; Ramírez-Bautista, A; Berriozabal-Islas, C; García-Padilla, E; Johnson, J D & Wilson, L D; 2019. First municipality records and additional information on the herpetofauna of Oaxaco, Mexico. Herpetological Review 50 (3): 533-536 - get paper here
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  • 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
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. 1968. Two new lizards, one new, of the genus Anolis from Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 2: 143-146 - get paper here
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