Anolis eewi

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Anolis eewi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Dactyloidae
Genus: Anolis
A. eewi
Binomial name
Anolis eewi
Roze, 1958

Anolis eewi, commonly known as the goldenscale anole, is a species of the lizard in the family Dactyloidae.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

Anolis eewi is endemic to Bolivar, Venezuela.[1] It may be found on the Chimantá Tepui.


The specific name, eewi, is in honor of American herpetologist Ernest E. Williams, a wordplay on his initials, E.E.W.[2]

Original publication[edit]

  • Roze J (1958). "Los reptiles del Chimantá Tepui (Estado Bolívar, Venezuela) colectados por la expedición botánica del Chicago Natural History Museum". Acta Biológica Venezuelica 2 (25): 299-314. (Anolis eewi, new species, p. 311). (in Spanish).


  1. ^ a b "Anolis planiceps". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Anolis eewi, p. 81).