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Higher TaxaAnolidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesWood's Anole
attenuatus: Slender Anole 
SynonymAnolis woodi DUNN 1940: 110
Anolis woodi woodi — TAYLOR 1956: 115
Anolis woodi attenuatus TAYLOR 1956: 118
Anolis woodi attenuatus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 69
Anolis woodi — PETERS et al. 1970: 69
Anolis attenuatus — FITCH et al. 1976: 114
Norops woodi — VILLA et al. 1988
Anolis woodi — WILLIAMS et al. 1995
Norops woodi — KÖHLER 2000: 64
Norops woodi — NICHOLSON 2002
Norops woodi — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Anolis woodi — KÖHLER et al. 2007
Norops woodi — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionPanama, Costa Rica

Type locality: El Volcán, Chiriquí, Panama.

attenuatus: Panama, Costa Rica; Type locality: Isla Bonita, southeastern slope of Volcán Póas, Costa Rica, elevation 5500 ft.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 62647, adult female; in the American Museum of Natural History; collected in Feb.-Mar. 1936, by F. E. Lutz and W. J. Gertsch, while members of the late Mr. W. C. Wood's Panama trip.
Holotype: KUMNH No. 34257; paratype: KUMNH No. 34256 [attenuatus] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. “A fair-sized (head and body 72 mm.) Anolis with keeled imbricate dorsals in an ill-defined zone composed of the eight median rows of largest scales; laterals keeled or tuberculate scarcely imbricate; ventrals larger than dorsals, heavily keeled, slightly mueronate; longest toe reaches eye; tibia as long as head to ear; ear opening smaller than eye; two scales between semicircles; occipital smaller than ear; a broad, irregular, light dorsal band; resembles capito, but has different dorsals and a longer head.” (Dunn 1940)

Description. “Besides the diagnostic characters the head scales are keeled and elongate; canthus rostralis well marked; supraocular ridges feeble; four scales between occipital and semicircles; supraoculars gradually and slightly enlarged centrally; one elongate anterior supraciliary; scales on tail keeled, imbricate; tail slightly flattened; digits moderately dilated; 29 lamellae under toe 4; a slight dewlap (white scales on dark skin): brown, pinkish below; a broad light, lighter-edged dorsal band from back of head between eyes onto tail, with wavy edges on body making four lobes down onto sides: a dark band across shin; tail 165 mm long.” (Dunn 1940) 
CommentSubspecies: Anolis woodi attenuatus has been elevated to species status by FITCH et al (1976) but considered as synonym of Norops woodi by KÖHLER 2000.

Species group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
EtymologyNamed after W. C. Wood who may have been an official in the Panama Canal Zone. 
  • Acosta-Chaves, Víctor J.; Gerardo Chaves, Juan G. Abarca, Adrián García-Rodríguez, Federico Bolaños 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Río Macho Biological Station, Provincia de Cartago, Costa Rica. Check List 11 (6): 1784 - get paper here
  • Acosta-Chaves, Víctor, David Araya-H. and Manuel Cabalceta. 2015. Norops woodi. Predation by a Red-headed Barbet (Eubucco bourcierii). Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 114–116 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Dunn,E.R. 1940. New and noteworthy herpetological material from Panamá. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia. 92: 105-122. - get paper here
  • Fitch, H. S., ECHELLE, A. A., & ECHELLE, A. E 1976. Field observations on rare or little known mainland anoles. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 51: 91-128 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
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  • Köhler, Gunther, Joseph Vargas, Johannes J. Köhler and Milan Vesel´y. 2013. Noteworthy distributional records of amphibians and reptiles from Costa Rica. Herpetological Review 44 (2): 280-283 - get paper here
  • Köhler, Gunther; Marcos Ponce, Javier Sunyer, and Abel Batista 2007. FOUR NEW SPECIES OF ANOLES (GENUS ANOLIS) FROM THE SERRANÍA DE TABASARÁ, WEST-CENTRAL PANAMA (SQUAMATA: POLYCHROTIDAE). Herpetologica 63 (3): 375-391 - get paper here
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  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Jesus Pacheco, Fernando Mendoza-Quijano, Federico Bolaños,<br />Gerardo Cháves , Gretchen C. Daily, Paul R. Ehrlich & Gerardo Ceballos 2008. Diversity, natural history and conservation of amphibians and reptiles from the San Vito Region, southwestern Costa Rica. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (2): 755-778 - get paper here
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