Abstract

A new Anolis species of the Alpha section from the north region of eastern Cuba (Holguín province) is described. It differs from aH Cuban species of Anolis in its green coloration with greenish gray bands on body, legs and tail, in having subtriangular mental scaIes as weH as in other details of color and scutellation. This new species is most c10sely related to A. isolepis but it can be distinguished from both, A. i. isolepis and A. i. altitudinalis, by its coloration and pattern, the larger body size, the presence of smooth ventral scaIes (similar in size to the dorsal scaIes) and by the absence of enlarged postcloacaI scaIes in the male.
Keywords: sauria, iguanidae, anolis, new species, Cuba