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New Species of Small Inexperienced Anole Found in Cuba


Learn all about it in Caribbean Herpetology, freely accessible on-line. Right here’s the Summary:

Inexperienced anoles of the Anolis carolinensis group are divided into the carolinensis and isolepis subgroups in accordance with a consensus of molecular phylogenies. Species within the Anolis isolepis subgroup (A. altitudinalis, A. isolepis, A. oporinus, and A. toldo) are endemic to Cuba and the very best range is concentrated in forested areas of jap Cuba. Right here, we describe a brand new species of this subgroup from western Cuba based mostly on genetic and morphological variations from different species. Our phylogenetic evaluation, based mostly on DNA sequences, consists of the entire identified species and means that the brand new species is extra intently associated to A. altitudinalis, A. oporinus, and A. toldo than to the widespread A. isolepis. As well as, we offer a brand new speculation on the taxonomic standing of A. incredulus and suggest that it not be thought of as a species within the A. carolinensis group. Because of the lack of a prognosis, and poor situation, of the one accessible specimen, we take into account A. incredulus as a species inquirenda. New morphological and genetic information of just lately collected specimens of A. oporinus and A. toldo will present complementary details about these species identified from one or a number of specimens.

And listed here are some comparable Cuban species:

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