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Anolis neblininus (MYERS, WILLIAMS & MCDIARMID, 1993)

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymPhenacosaurus neblininus MYERS, WILLIAMS & MCDIARMID 1993
Phenacosaurus neblininus — MYERS & DONNELLY 1996: 31
Anolis neblininus — POE 1998
Dactyloa neblinina — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Dactyloa neblinina — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionS Venezuela (highland of Cerro de la Neblina)

Type locality: Camp 7,1850 m, Cerro de la Neblina, Amazonas, Venezuela (0°50'40"N, 65° 58' 10" W).  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 129241 (fieldno. CWM 18308), a female obtained by C.W.Myers and L. S. Ford, November 29-30, 1984.
PARATYPES: Five specimens, all from the Cerro de la Neblina massif as follows: MBUCV (CWM 18309),a female with same data as holotype; MBUCV (RWM 17197), Camp 2, 2085-2100 m (0°50'00-12"N, 65°58'48"W), a juvenile collected by R. W. McDiarmid and Tim McCabe on February 18,1984,and USNM 322911, a male collected by Alfredo Paolillo 0. on Jan. 29,1985; AMNH 136763, Camp 3, 1820 m (0° 54' 10" N, 66°03' 50" W), a male collected by C.J. Cole on Feb.17,1984; USNM 322912,
Camp10,1690m (0°54'40"N, 66°02'30"W), a female collected by R.W. McDiarmid and Warren E. Steiner on February 12, 1985. 
CommentSpecies groups: Dactyloa heteroderma species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality which is based on the Spanish word for mist. 
  • Barrio-Amorós, César L. & Brewer-Carias, Charles 2008. Herpetological results of the 2002 expedition to Sarisari–ama, a tepui in Venezuelan Guayana, with the description of five new species. Zootaxa 1942: 1-68 - get paper here
  • Myers, C. W. & M. A. DONNELLY 1996. A New Herpetofauna from Cerro Yaví, Venezuela: First results of the Robert G. Goelet American-Terramar Expedition to the Northwestern Tepuis. American Museum Novitates 3172: 1-56. - get paper here
  • Myers, C.W., Williams,E.E. & McDiarmid 1993. A new anoline lizard (Phenacosaurus) from the highland of Cerro de la Neblina, Southern Venezuela. American Museum Novitates 3070: 1-15 - 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
  • Poe, Steven 1998. Skull characters and the cladistic relationships of the Hispaniolan dwarf twig Anolis. Herpetological Monographs 12: 192-236 - get paper here
  • Prates I, Melo-Sampaio PR, Drummond LO, Teixeira Jr M, Rodrigues MT, Carnaval AC. 2017. Biogeographic links between southern Atlantic Forest and western South America: rediscovery, redescription, and phylogenetic relationships of two rare montane anole lizards from Brazil. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, available online 11 May 2017 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Williams,E.E., Praderio,M.J. & Gorzula,S. 1996. A Phenacosaur from Chimanta Tepui, Venezuela. Breviora (506): 1-15 - get paper here
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