Polymorphic Amazonian Anole Finally Gets What It Deserves

Few anole species have been responsible for as much taxonomic confusion as the widespread Amazonian species Anolis chrysolepis.  It wasn’t even until 2008 that taxonomists decided once and for all that this species should be called A. chrysolepis (Duméril & Bibron 1837), rather than A. nitens (Wagler 1830) (Mayer 2008 successfully petitioned for recognition of  A. chrysolepis on the grounds that Wagler’s Draconura nitens was a nomen dubium due to the absence of a holotype and an exceptionally vague 4-line description and locality [“America”]). Leer más.