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Anolis menta AYALA, HARRIS & WILLIAMS, 1984

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mixed Anole 
SynonymAnolis menta AYALA, HARRIS & WILLIAMS 1984
Dactyloa menta — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Dactyloa menta — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionColombia (northern Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta)

Type locality: Colombia, Magdalena, Cuchilla Hierbabuena, 4 km SE San Pedro de la Sierra, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-159013 
CommentSpecies groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Ayala S C; Harris D M; Williams E E 1984. Anolis menta, sp. n. (Sauria, Iguanidae), a new tigrinus group anole from the west side of Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia. Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 35(12): 135-145
  • Bernal Carlo A. & Roze J A. 2005. Lizards of the genus Anolis (Reptilia: Polychrotidae) from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, with description of two new species. Novedades Colombianas Nueva Epoca 8(1): 9-26 - get paper here
  • Carvajal-Cogollo, J.E.; L.E. Rojas-Murcia. & G. Cárdenas-Arévalo 2020. Reptiles del Caribe colombiano/ Reptiles of the Colombian Caribbean. Tunja: Editorial UPTC, 268 pp. - 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
  • Pérez-Beato, Octavio;Berovides-Alvarez, Vincente 1984. Indice cefálico y patrón de placa mental: dos elementos fenotípicos en la diferenciación de Anolis porcatus (Sauria: Iguanidae) en el occidente de Cuba. Poeyana (262): 1-8
  • 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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