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Anolis sierramaestrae HOLÁŇOVÁ, REHÁK & FRYNTA, 2012

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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Sierra Maestrae Bearded Anole 
SynonymAnolis sierramaestrae HOLÁŇOVÁ, REHÁK & FRYNTA 2012
Anolis (Chamaeleolis) sierramaestrae — RODRIGUEZ-SCHETTINO et al. 2013
Xiphosurus sierramaestrae — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionSE Cuba (Santiago de Cuba)

Type locality: Vicinity of La Mula village, 19° 57’ 45” N, 76° 45’ 24” W, Santiago de Cuba province, Cuba.  
TypesHolotype: NMP P6V 74453, adult male, deposited in the zoological collection of the National Museum in Prague 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Anolis sierramaestrae sp. nov. is differentiated from all other anoles of the “chamaeleolis” species group by having the following combination of characters: large body size, a long and narrow head shape, a high number of barb-like scales of tiny size, a low number of large lateral scales in between the front and hind legs, and dark-blue coloration of the eyes (Fig. 4). deScription of tHe Holotype. An adult male with the total length of 335 mm and SVL 163 mm; LiE 73.1 mm; tail longer than body TL 172 mm; Bh 40.7 mm; JoL 50.0 mm; extremely long head hL 62.2 mm; hW 29.4 mm; hh 23 mm; So 26.7 mm; SN 6.8 mm; SME 44.8 mm; LJL 53.3 mm; SL 40.8 mm; CL 9.1 mm; oL 5.5 mm; iN 6.4 mm; oC 27.4 mm; io 18.6 mm; Eo 4.3 mm; TB 27.5 mm; FEM 31.8 mm; hM 15.2 mm; hF 22.8 mm; hU 28.5 mm; Ra 19.7 mm; FM 6.2 mm; BS 0.9 mm (for definitions of measurements and abbreviations see under the Material and Methods chapter). (For scalation patterns, see Table 1; for shape and coloration, see Figs 4 and 5 in HOLÁŇOVÁ et al. 2012). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet sierramaestrae refers to the mountain area where the type locality is situated. 
  • Holáňová V., Rehák I. & Frynta D. 2012. Anolis sierramaestrae sp. nov. (Squamata: Polychrotidae) of the “chamaeleolis” species group from Eastern Cuba. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae 76 (1–2): 45–52. - 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
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