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Anolis roatanensis (KÖHLER & MCCRANIE, 2001)

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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Roatan Anole 
SynonymNorops roatanensis KÖHLER & MCCRANIE 2001
Norops roatanensis — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops roatanensis — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops roatanensis — MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 2015: 151
Anolis roatanensis — SCHWARZ & MEIRI 2017
Norops roatanensis — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 

Type locality: Isla Raotán (16° 17.98’ N, 86° 34.82’ W)  
TypesHolotype: SMF 79953, adult male 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
EtymologyNamed after Roatán, the currently used spelling of the island where this species occurs, and the Latin suffis -ensis, meaning place or locality. 
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  • KÖHLER, G. & J.R. MCCRANIE 2001. Two new species of anoles from northern Honduras (Squamata: Polychrotidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 81: 235-245
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. and Gunther Köhler 2015. The Anoles (Reptilia: Squamata: Dactyloidae: Anolis: Norops) of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard (Special Publication Series, No. 1): 1-280 [review in Q. J. Biol. 91: 227] - get paper here
  • 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 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
  • Schwarz R, Meiri S. 2017. The fast–slow life-history continuum in insular lizards: a comparison between species with invariant and variable clutch sizes. J Biogeogr. 2017;00:1–8 - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
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