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Brookesia micra GLAW, KÖHLER, TOWNSEND & VENCES, 2012

IUCN Red List - Brookesia micra - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae (Brookesiinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymBrookesia micra GLAW, KÖHLER, TOWNSEND & VENCES 2012 
DistributionN Madagascar (Antsiranana)

Type locality: Nosy Hara island, 12°14’40’’S, 49°00’30’’E, ca. 10–20 m elevation, Antsiranana Province, northern Madagascar  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 2181/2007 (FGZC 1271), adult male (hemipenes everted), collected on 7 March 2007 by H. Enting, F. Glaw and J. Köhler. Paratypes: ZSM, UADBA 
CommentAbundance: only known from (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology.— The species epithet is a latinized derivation from the Greek word ‘mikros’, meaning ‘‘tiny’’ or ‘‘small’’ and referring to the extremely diminutive body size. It is used as an invariable noun in apposition. 
References
  • Glaw F, Köhler J, Townsend TM, Vences M 2012. Rivaling the World’s Smallest Reptiles: Discovery of Miniaturized and Microendemic New Species of Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from Northern Madagascar. PLoS One 7 (2): e31314. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031314 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Kwet, A. 2012. Die kleinsten Reptilien der Welt - neu entdeckte Zwergchamäleons aus Madagaskar. Reptilia (Münster) 17 (95): 4-6 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2013. Liste der im Jahr 2012 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (3): 52-67 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Villeneuve, Andrew R. 2017. Habitat Selection and Population Density of the World’s Smallest Chameleon, Brookesia micra, on Nosy Hara, Madagascar Herpetological Conservation and Biology 12 (2) - get paper here
 
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