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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from the Puerto Marquez area, in northern Acapulco, Guerrero State, Mexico. It is a lowland species occurring at sea level to 200 m asl.
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Continent: Middle-America
Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero)  
Type locality: One mile north of Acapulco, Guerrero.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Anolis taylori
Catalog Number: USNM 132358
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1938
Locality: Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
  • Holotype: Smith, H. M. & Spieler, R. A. 1945. Copeia. 1945 (3): 165.
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Paratype for Anolis taylori
Catalog Number: USNM 132362
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1938
Locality: Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
  • Paratype: Smith, H. M. & Spieler, R. A. 1945. Copeia. 1945 (3): 165.
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Paratype for Anolis taylori
Catalog Number: USNM 132363
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1938
Locality: Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
  • Paratype: Smith, H. M. & Spieler, R. A. 1945. Copeia. 1945 (3): 165.
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Paratype for Anolis taylori
Catalog Number: USNM 132359
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1938
Locality: Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
  • Paratype: Smith, H. M. & Spieler, R. A. 1945. Copeia. 1945 (3): 165.
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Paratype for Anolis taylori
Catalog Number: USNM 132361
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1938
Locality: Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
  • Paratype: Smith, H. M. & Spieler, R. A. 1945. Copeia. 1945 (3): 165.
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Paratype for Anolis taylori
Catalog Number: USNM 132360
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 1938
Locality: Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
  • Paratype: Smith, H. M. & Spieler, R. A. 1945. Copeia. 1945 (3): 165.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is generally a saxicolous species, with animals found on boulders in patches of tropical semi deciduous tropical dry forest. Populations are present in the outskirts of Acapulco in very disturbed urban areas.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Anolis taylori

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2007

Assessor/s
Canseco-Mrquez, L., Campbell, J.A., Ponce-Campos, P., Muoz-Alonso, A. & Garca Aguayo, A.

Reviewer/s
Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern because, although its extent of occurrence is less than 50 km, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.
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Population

Population
It is common within its restricted range.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
The forested patches surrounding Acapulco are scarce and small, and the area has experienced an accelerated rate of transformation into human settlements. There appears to be no imminent threat to this adaptable species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is present in the Parque El Veladero. It is important to define the legal conservation status of one of the most important patches of vegetation at Puerto Marquez. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, ecology, and threats to this poorly-known species.
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