Brookesia confidens GLAW, KÖHLER, TOWNSEND & VENCES, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Brookesia confidens?
|Higher Taxa||Chamaeleonidae (Brookesiinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Brookesia confidens GLAW, KÖHLER, TOWNSEND & VENCES 2012|
|Distribution||N Madagascar (Antsiranana)|
Type locality: trail to the ‘‘Petit Tsingy and Grotte des Chauves-Souries’’, 12°57’25’’S, 49°07’06’’E, 90 m elevation, Ankarana National Park, Antsiranana Province, northern Madagascar. Map legend:
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- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: ZSM 2150/2007 (FGZC 1196), adult male (hemipenes incompletely everted), collected on 1 March 2007 by P. Bora, H. Enting, F. Glaw, A. Knoll, and J. Köhler.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Etymology.— The species epithet is an adjective derived from the Latin ‘‘confidens’’ meaning ‘‘confident’’, ‘‘trusting’’. The known range of the species is supposedly a well protected nature reserve with apparently limited habitat destruction. Furthermore, this area might benefit from natural protection by the tsingy limestone formations which are difficult to access, thus giving hope for the species’ survival.|
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