Brookesia desperata GLAW, KÖHLER, TOWNSEND & VENCES, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Brookesia desperata?
|Higher Taxa||Chamaeleonidae (Brookesiinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Brookesia desperata GLAW, KÖHLER, TOWNSEND & VENCES 2012|
|Distribution||N Madagascar (Antsiranana)|
Type locality: Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, ca. 5 km southwest of Sakaramy village, 12°28’00’’S, 49°13’37’’ E, 470 m elevation, 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 2170/2007 (FGZC 1250), adult male (hemi- penes everted), collected on 12 March 2007 by F. Glaw, J. Ko ̈hler and A. Razafimanantsoa.|
Paratypes.— ZSM, UADBA
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Etymology.— The species epithet is an adjective derived from the Latin ‘‘desperatus’’ meaning ‘‘desperate’’. Although the known range of the species is within a nature reserve established decades ago, its habitat is in truth barely protected and subject to numerous human-induced environmental problems resulting in severe habitat destruction , thus threatening the survival of the species.|
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