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Brookesia brunoi CROTTINI, MIRALLES, GLAW, HARRIS, LIMA & VENCES, 2012

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae (Brookesiinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymBrookesia brunoi CROTTINI, MIRALLES, GLAW, HARRIS, LIMA & VENCES 2012 
DistributionSC Madagascar (Fianarantsoa)

Type locality: Anja Reserve (see Fig. 1 in Crottini et al. 2011), Ambalavao 21°51'06.8'' S, 46°50'38.5'' E, about 950 m elevation, Haute Matsiatra Region, Fianarantsoa province, southern central Madagascar Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 888/2010 (ZCMV 12784), adult male, collected on 8th December 2010 by Aurélien Miralles and Fanomezana M. Ratsoavina. A 3 mm long piece of muscle of the right hind limb has been cut and preserved in 96% EtOH for genetic analyses.
Paratypes. ZSM 889/2010 (ZCMV 13022), adult gravid female, collected in Anja Reserve, Ambalavao 21°51'2.64'' S, 46°50'33.80'' E, 949 m a.s.l., Haute Matsiatra Region, Fianarantsoa province, southern central Madagascar, on 9th December 2009 by Angelica Crottini, D. James Harris, Iker A. Irisarri, Alexandra Lima, Solohery Rasamison and Emile Rajeriarison. One mm of the tail tip has been cut and preserved in 96% EtOH for genetic analyses. UADBA uncatalogued (ZCMV 12783), adult female, collected at the same locality and dates of the holotype and hosted in the collection of the Université d'Antananarivo, Département de Biologie Animale. A piece of muscle has been cut and preserved in 96% EtOH for genetic analyses. 
Comment 
EtymologyA. Crottini dedicates this new species to Bruno Grassi in recognition of his love and support during these years. The specific name is thus a patronym, but in addition recalls the cryptic brownish coloration of the newly described species in Italian language. 
References
  • CROTTINI, ANGELICA; AURÉLIEN MIRALLES, FRANK GLAW, D. JAMES HARRIS, ALEXANDRA LIMA & MIGUEL VENCES 2012. Description of a new pygmy chameleon (Chamaeleonidae: Brookesia) from central Madagascar. Zootaxa 3490: 63–74 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
 
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