Anolis fuscoauratus

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Anolis fuscoauratus
Slender Anole, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Dactyloidae
Genus: Anolis
A. fuscoauratus
Binomial name
Anolis fuscoauratus

Anolis fuscoauratus, commonly known as the slender anole, slender Amazon anole, or brown-eared anole,[2] is a species of anole native to northern South America.


It was described as a new species in 1837. In 2009 the distribution of this widespread species was extended further south to Rio de Janeiro State in Brazil.[3]

The specific name, fuscoauratus, is derived from the Latin roots fuscus (combining form, fusco-) meaning 'dark' and auratus meaning 'golden'. The name describes the lizard's morphological characteristic of having a dark gold skin colour.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Anolis fuscoauratus, The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ Slender Anole, Wild Herps.
  3. ^ New Lizard found in Brazil reserve Archived 2013-07-04 at the Wayback Machine, World Land Trust.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume II. Iguanidæ, ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 497 pp. + Plates I-XXIV. ("Anolis fusco-auratus", pp. 48-49).
  • d'Orbigny A. 1837. In Duméril AMC, Bibron G. 1837. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire naturelle complète des Reptiles, Tome quatrième [Volume 4]. Paris: Roret. ii + 571 pp. + errata et emendenda. ("Anolis fusco-auratus. D'Orbigny.", new species, pp. 110–111). (in French).