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Adolfus kibonotensis (LÖNNBERG, 1907)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Jackson’s Forest Lizard
G: Jacksons Gebirgseidechse 
SynonymLacerta jacksoni kibonotensis LÖNNBERG 1907: 5
Adolfus kibonotensis — GREENBAUM et al. 2018: 182 
DistributionKenya, Tanzania

Type locality: Kibonoto = Kibongoto, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (see also comment)  
Reproductionreproduction: oviparous, 3-5 eggs per clutch 
CommentSynonymy: Lacerta jacksoni kibonotensis was synonymized with L. (A.) jacksoni by Loveridge 1957: 230 but resurrected by Greenbaum et al. 2018. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Greenbaum, Eli; Stephanie Dowell Beer, Daniel F. Hughes, Philipp Wagner, Christopher G. Anderson, Cesar O. Villanueva, Patrick K. Malonza, Chifundera Kusamba, Wandege M. Muninga, Mwenebatu M. Aristote, and William R. Branch 2018. Phylogeography of Jackson's Forest Lizard Adolfus jacksoni (Sauria: Lacertidae) Reveals Cryptic Diversity in the Highlands of East Africa. Herpetological Monographs 32 (1): 51-68 - get paper here
  • Lönnberg, E. 1907. Reptilia and Batrachia. In: Sjöstedt, Y. (Hrsg.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Zoologischen Expedition nach dem Kilimandjaro, dem Meru und den umgebenden Massaisteppen 1905-1906. - Upsala, No. 4, 1-18 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1957. Check list of the reptiles and amphibians of east Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, Zanzibar). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 117 (2): 153-362 - get paper here
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