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Bradypodion caeruleogula RAW & BROTHERS, 2008

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEshowe Dwarf Chameleon, Dhlinza Dwarf Chameleon 
SynonymBradypodion caeruleogula RAW & BROTHERS 2008
Bradypodion nemorale — BRANCH 1988 (non RAW 1978)
Bradypodion caeruleogula — TILBURY 2010: 237 
DistributionSouth Africa (Entumeni Forest, Dlinza Forest and Eshowe north of the Tugela River, Zululand)

Type locality: Eshowe, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: LRG Raw Collection number LR 2777. An adult female collected by DRJ, KL, LA, LRG & PEV Raw in January. 
CommentDiagnosis. Living animals can be distinguished from other Bradypodion by the dark blue-grey gular grooves and red lateral flank grooves. 
EtymologyThis is derived from caeruleus (Latin, dark blue) and gula (Latin, throat) and refers to the dark blue-grey of the gular grooves. 
References
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Raw, L. & Brothers, D.J. 2008. Redescription of the South African dwarf chameleon, Bradypodion nemorale Raw 1978 (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), and description of two new species. ZooNova 1 (1): 1-7
  • Tilbury, C. 2010. Chameleons of Africa: An Atlas, Including the Chameleons of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt M., 831 pp.
  • TILBURY, COLIN R. & KRYSTAL A. TOLLEY 2009. A new species of dwarf chameleon (Sauria; Chamaeleonidae, Bradypodion Fitzinger) from KwaZulu Natal South Africa with notes on recent climatic shifts and their influence on speciation in the genus. Zootaxa 2226: 43-57 - get paper here
 
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