We’re meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at 4PM to discuss the new classification for Anolis proposed by Nicholson et al. (2012). Please check out the latest discussion on this proposal over at Anole Annals before lab meeting. As background reading, we’ll discuss an exchange in Herpetologica between Pauly et al. [pdf link] and Crother [doi link] about efforts to revise the common names and formal taxonomy of North American amphibians. This debate has its genesis in the controversial proposals in Frost et al.’s paper on the Amphibian Tree of Life to radically revise amphibian classification.