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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis mirus WILLIAMS 1963
Anolis mirus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 60
Anolis mirus — WILLIAMS 1975
Anolis mirus — HULEBAK et al. 2007
Dactyloa mira — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Dactyloa mira — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionSW Colombia (incl. Valle del Cauca)

Type locality: Río San Juan, southwestern Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 82901 (= University of Illinois Museum of Natural History), BMNH fide WILLIAMS 1963 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Closely allied to A. fraseri Günther and similar in size and many aspects of squamation, but differing most prominently in the number of lamellae under phalanges ii and iii of the fourth toe (15 rather than 21), the first phalanx longer than plialanges ii and iii together and arising at the end of the expanded portion of the toe, rather than within the expanded portion [from WILLIAMS 1963].
CommentSpecies group: Dactyloa latifrons species group (NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
  • Castro-Herrera, F. & Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 251 - 277 - get paper here
  • Hulebak, E.; Poe, S.; Ibáñez, R. & Williams, E.E. 2007. A striking new species of Anolis lizard (Squamata, Iguania) from Panama. Phyllomedusa 6 (1): 5-10 - 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
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Valencia-Zuleta A, Jaramillo-Martínez AF, Echeverry-Bocanegra A, Viáfara-Vega R, Hernández-Córdoba O, Cardona-Botero VE, Gutiérrez-Zúñiga J, Castro-Herrera F. 2014. Conservation status of the herpetofauna, protected areas, and current problems in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8 (2): 1–18 (e87) - get paper here
  • Williams,E.E. 1963. Studies on South American anoles. Description of Anolis mirus, new species from Rio San Juan, Colombia, with comment on digital dilation and dewlap as generic and specific characters in the anoles. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 129: 463-480 - get paper here
  • Williams,E.E. 1975. South American Anolis: Anolis parilis, new species, near A. mirus WILLIAMS. Breviora (434): 1-8 - get paper here
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