Gunther Köhler http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2563-5331 Caroline Zimmer Kathleen McGrath https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1988-6265 S. Blair Hedges https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0652-2411


Nosotros revisamos las especies del género Audantia que ocurren en la Hispaniola. Basados en nuestros análisis de datos morfológicos y moleculares, reconocemos 14 especies del género Audantia, cuatro de las cuales describimos como nuevas especies (A. aridius sp. nov., A. australis sp. nov., A. higuey sp. nov. y A. hispaniolae sp. nov.), y dos son recuperadas de sinonimias de A. cybotes (A. doris comb. nov., A. ravifaux comb. nov.). Además, situamos a Anolis citrinellus Cope, 1864 en la sinonimia de Ctenonotus distichus (Cope, 1861); Anolis haetianus Garman, 1887 en la sinonimia de Audantia cybotes (Cope, 1862); y Anolis whitemani Williams, 1963 en la sinonimia de Audantia saxatilis (Mertens, 1938). Finalmente, designamos un lectotipo para Anolis cybotes Cope, 1863, y otro para Anolis riisei Reinhardt & Lütken, 1863. Nuestro enfoque principal es sobre las poblaciones de las especies previamente referidas como Audantia cybotes, para lo cual demostramos que en realidad es un complejo de siete especies diferentes. Para estas siete especies nosotros proveemos una descripción estandarizada de morfología externa, descripciones de color en vida, fotografías a color en vida, descripción e ilustración de la morfología de los hemipenes (cuando estuvieron disponibles), mapa de distribución basados en los especímenes examinados, comentarios sobre el estado de conservación, y notas de historia natural. Finalmente, nosotros proveemos una clave dicotómica para la identificación de las 14 especies del género Audantia que ocurren en la Hispaniola.


Palabras Clave

Anolis, Audantia, República Dominicana, Haití, designación de lectotipo, especies nuevas, filogenia, taxonomía

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Köhler, G., Zimmer, C., McGrath, K., & Hedges, S. B. (2019). Una revisión del género Audantia de la Hispaniola con descripción de cuatro especies nuevas (Reptilia: Squamata: Dactyloidae). Novitates Caribaea, (14), 1–104. https://doi.org/10.33800/nc.v0i14.201

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