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The Anoles of Honduras

The Anoles of Honduras

Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation

James R. McCranie, Gunther Köhler

ISBN 9780674504417

Publication date: 03/16/2015

The lizard genus Anolis contains more species than any other genus of reptile, bird, or mammal. Caribbean members of this group have been intensively studied and have become a model system for the study of ecology, evolution, and biogeography, but knowledge of the anoles of Central and South America has lagged behind. In this landmark volume, veteran herpetologists James R. McCranie and Gunther Köhler take a step toward rectifying this shortcoming by providing a detailed account of the rich anole fauna of Honduras.

Generously illustrated with 157 photos and drawings, The Anoles of Honduras includes information on the evolutionary relationships, natural history, distribution, and conservation of all 39 Honduran anole species. The work is the result of decades of study both in the field and in museums and is the first synthetic discussion of the complete anole fauna of any Central or South American country. Each species is described in great detail with locality maps. Bilingual (English and Spanish), extensively illustrated identification keys are also included.


  • James R. McCranie is a Research Associate at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Gunther Köhler is Curator of Herpetology at the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Frankfurt.

Book Details

  • 296 pages
  • 6-3/4 x 10 inches
  • Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology

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