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Anolis oporinus GARRIDO & HEDGES, 2001

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Pimienta Green Anole 
SynonymAnolis oporinus GARRIDO & HEDGES 2001
Anolis oporinus — NICHOLSON et al. 2005
Anolis oporinus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis oporinus — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionE Cuba

Type locality: 1.5 km WSW La Tabla, Santiago de Cuba province, Cuba.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BSC H 1080 (MNHNCU 4522) 
Diagnosis 
CommentSpecies group: Anolis carolinensis species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012).

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after “oporinus”, is derived from the Greek word for autumn, opora. It is used here in allusion to the color change in this species, from green to brown. 
References
  • Garrido, O. H. and S. B. Hedges 2001. A new anole from the northern slope of the Sierra Maestra in eastern Cuba (Squamata: Iguanidae). Journal of Herpetology 35 (3): 378-383 - 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, K. E., R. E. Glor, J. J. Kolbe, A. Larson, S. B. Hedges, and J. B. Losos 2005. Mainland colonization by island lizards. Journal of Biogeography 32: 929–938 - 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
  • 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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