Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology

Source Publication

Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology

Source ISSN

0027-4100

Abstract

The Anolis chrysolepis species group is distributed across the entire Amazon basin and currently consists of A. bombiceps and five subspecies of A. chrysolepis. These lizards are characterized by moderate size, relatively narrow digital pads, and a small dewlap that does not reach the axilla. We used the mitochondrial gene ND2 to estimate phylogenetic relationships among putative subspecies of A. chrysolepis and taxa previously hypothesized to be their close relatives. We also assessed the congruence between molecular and morphological datasets to evaluate the taxonomic status of group members. On the basis of the two datasets, we present a new taxonomy, elevating each putative subspecies of A. chrysolepis to species status. We provide new morphological diagnoses and new distributional data for each species.

Comments

Published version. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Vol. 160, No. 2 (2011): 35-62. DOI. © 2011 Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology. Used with permission.

Tony Gamble was affiliated with University of Minnesota at the time of publication.

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