A New Anole from the Northern Slope of the Sierra Maestra in Eastern Cuba (Squamata : Iguanidae).

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2001
Authors:Garrido, OH, Hedges, SB
Journal:Journal of Herpetology
Keywords:Anolis oporinus

A new species of anole is described from a region of wet limestone forest in the province of Santiago de Cuba in eastern Cuba. It is sympatric with its close relative Anolis isolepis and differs from that taxon in scalation and coloration. Variation in the two subspeciesof A. isolepis is reconsidered, and they are here regarded as separate species. These three small species with short limbs, a relatively flat head, striate head scales, and green coloration in the light phase are placed in the isolepis group of the carolinensis series. At least 14 and as many as 20 species of Anolis are sympatric in this region of eastern Cuba.

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