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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Blue-spotted Fan Anole 
SynonymAnolis unilobatus KÖHLER & VESELY 2010
Anolis sallaei — BOULENGER 1885 (part)
Anolis ustus — BOULENGER 1885 (part)
Anolis sallaei — BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1929
Anolis sallaei — DUNN 1932
Anolis sericeus — STUART 1935
Anolis ustus ustus — STUART 1935 (part.)
Anolis sericeus — HARTWEG & OLIVER 1940
Anolis sericeus — STUART 1948
Anolis sericeus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950 (part)
Anolis sericeus sericeus — STUART 1955 (part)
Anolis sallaei wellbornae — SMITH & KERSTER 1955
Anolis sericeus — STUART 1963 (part)
Anolis sericeus — CAMPBELL & HOWELL 1965
Anolis sericeus sericeus — DUELLMAN 1963
Norops sericeus — KÖHLER 1999, 2001
Norops sericeus — MCCRANIE et al. 2006
Norops unilobatus — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis unilobatus — KÖHLER et al. 2014: 190
Norops unilobatus — MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 2015: 189
Norops unilobatus — MCCRANIE 2015
Norops unilobatus — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionCosta Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico (Oaxaca, Chiapas); elevation 0-1200 m

Type locality: Awasbila, a village along Río Coco, 14° 47’ N,
84° 45’ W, 60 m elevation, Departamento Gracias a Dios, Honduras  
TypesHolotype: SMF 87133, an adult male 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A small species (SVL in largest male 48.5 mm, largest female 48.5 mm) of the genus Anolis (sensu Poe 2004) that differs from all Mexican and Central American anoles except A. sericeus and A. wellbornae by the following combination of characters: (1) male dewlap yellowish orange with large blue to purple blotch (Fig. 159); (2) short legged (longest toe of adpressed hind limb reaching to a point between shoulder and ear opening, rarely beyond ear opening); (3) ear opening very small (less than 1⁄4 the size of interparietal plate); (4) anterior superciliary conspicuously large and elongate; (5) ventral scales strongly keeled and mucronate; (6) males without a pair of enlarged postcloacal scales. Anolis unilobatus differs from A. sericeus and A. wellbornae by having a unilobate hemipenis (bilobate in A. sericeus and A. wellbornae). Furthermore, A. unilobatus can be distinguished from A. sericeus in dewlap size (A. unilobatus: male dewlap larger than 100 mm2, no female dewlap; A. sericeus: male dewlap smaller than 50 mm2, females with a dewlap of about the size of the male dewlap) (KÖHLER et al. 2014: 190).
CommentSynonym and references after KÖHLER & VESELY 2010.

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin words unus (one) and lobus (lobe) and is used as an adjective; it refers to the unilobate hemipenis in this species which sets it apart from A. sericeus and A. wellbornae with which it has been confused in the past. 
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