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Bradypodion kentanicum (HEWITT, 1935)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesKentani dwarf chameleon 
SynonymLophosaura melanocephala kentanica HEWITT 1935: 303
Lophosaura melanocephala kentamica MERTENS (ex errore) 1966
Bradypodion kentanicum — TILBURY et al. 2006
Bradypodion kentanicum — STUART-FOX & MOUSSALI 2007
Bradypodion kentanicum — TILBURY 2010: 266
Bradypodion ketanicum — VENTER & CONRADIE 2015 (in error) 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (E Cape Province)

Type locality: Kentani, E Cape Province  
Reproductionovoviviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: PEM, not registered (2 specimens, formerly AM) 
CommentSynonymy: listed as synonym of Bradypodion pumilum melanocephalum by KLAVER & BÖHME 1997. 
Etymologynamed after its type locality. 
References
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Hewitt, J. 1935. Some new forms of batrachians and reptiles from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. 4: 283-357
  • Klaver,Ch. J.J. & Böhme,W. 1997. Chamaeleonidae. Das Tierreich, 112: XIV, 1-85
  • Mertens, Robert 1966. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien: Chamaeleonidae. Das Tierreich 83: 1-37
  • Stuart-Fox, D. & Moussalli, A. 2007. Sex-specific ecomorphological variation and the evolution of sexual dimorphism in dwarf chameleons (Bradypodion spp.). J. evol. Biol. 20: 1073-1081
  • Stuart-Fox, D.; Moussalli, A. & Whiting, M.J. 2007. Natural Selection on Social Signals: Signal Efficacy and the Evolution of Chameleon Display Coloration. American Naturalist 170 (6): 916-930 - get paper here
  • Tilbury C.R., Tolley K.A. & Branch W.R. 2006. A review of the systematics of the genus Bradypodion (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), with the description of two new genera. Zootaxa 1363, 23–38 (correction in Zootaxa 1426: 68) - get paper here
  • Tilbury, C. 2010. Chameleons of Africa: An Atlas, Including the Chameleons of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt M., 831 pp.
  • Venter, Jan A.; Werner Conradie 2015. A checklist of the reptiles and amphibians found in protected areas along the South African Wild Coast, with notes on conservation implications Koedoe 57 (1): 1-25. doi: 10.4102/koedoe.v57i1.1247 - get paper here
 
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