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Anolis ruizii RUEDA & WILLIAMS, 1986

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAnolis ruizii RUEDA & WILLIAMS 1986
Dactyloa ruizii — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis ruizi — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013
Dactyloa ruizii — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionColombia (Boyacá)

Type locality: Quebrada “La Limonita”, tributaria del Río Cusiana, Inspección del Policía de Corinto, Municipio de Pajarito, Departamento de Boyacá, flanco oriental de la Cordillera Oriental del Colombia, 1620 m elevation. (5° 30’ N, 72° 17” W).  
TypesHolotype: ICN-MHN = ICN 6189 (= Colección de reptiles, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales-Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota) 
CommentSpecies groups: Dactyloa punctata species group (fide NICHOLSON et al. 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after Pedro Ruiz, curator of Herpetology at the Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Museo de Historia Natural, Bogotá. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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. 2004. Phylogeny of anoles. Herpetological Monographs 18: 37-89 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - get paper here
  • Rueda J V; Williams E E 1986. Una nueva especie de saurio para la Cordillera oriental de Colombia (Sauria: Iguanidae). Caldasia 15 (71-75): 511-524 - 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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