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Brookesia minima BOETTGER, 1893

IUCN Red List - Brookesia minima - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Minute Leaf Chameleon
G: Nosy-Be Stummelschwanzchamäleon 
SynonymBrookesia minima BOETTGER 1893
Brookesia minima — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 234
Brookesia minima — NECAS 1999: 264
Brookesia minima — TOWNSEND et al. 2009 
DistributionNW Madagascar (Nosy Bé)

Type locality: Lokoubé, Nossi Be = Nosy Bé Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesLectotype: SMF 16512 (fide MERTENS 1967: 64) 
CommentBrookesia minima, tuberculata, and peyrierasi have been synonymized by Raxworthy and Nussbaum (1995). This synonymization has been reversed by Glaw et al. (1999). This is probably the smallest chameleon. 
References
  • Boettger, Oskar 1893. Katalog der Reptilien-Sammlung im Museum der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Frankfurt am Main. I. Teil (Rhynchocephalen, Schildkröten, Krokodile, Eidechsen, Chamäleons). Gebrüder Knauer, Frankfurt a. M., x + 140 pp. - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E. R. & C. A. Domergue 1969. Notes sur les Brookesia de Madagascar. IV. UNE SÉRIE DE PETITS BROOKESIA DE NOSY MANGABÉ (Chamaeléonidés). Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris 41 (4): 833-841
  • Glaw,.F.; Vences,M.; Ziegler,T., Böhme,W.; Köhler,J. 1999. Specific distinctiveness and biogeography of the dwarf chameleons Brookesia minima, B. peyrierasi and B. tuberculata (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae): evidence from hemipenial and external morphology. Journal of Zoology 247: 225-238
  • Glaw,F. & Vences,M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Mertens, R. 1967. Die herpetologische Sektion des Natur-Museums und Forschungs-Institutes Senckenberg in Frankfurt am Main nebst einem Verzeichnis ihrer Typen. Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 1-106
  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Mysterious Mini-Dragons: the stump-tailed chameleons Brookesia and Rhampholeon. Reptilia (GB) (35): 10-21 - get paper here
  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Geheimnisvolle Mini-Drachen: Die Erd- und Stummelschwanzchamäleons der Gattungen Brookesia und Rhampholeon. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (48): 18-27 - get paper here
  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Stump-tailed Chameleons. Miniature Dragons of the Rainforest. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 256 pp. [review in Elaphe 14 (1): 24]
  • Necas, Petr 1999. Chameleons - Nature's Hidden Jewels. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt; 348 pp.; ISBN 3-930612-04-6 (Europe)<br />ISBN 1-57524-137-4 (USA, Canada)
  • Raxworthy, C. J. & R. A. Nussbaum 1995. Systematics, speciation and biogeography of the dwarf chameleons (Brookesia; Reptilia, Squamata, Chamaeleontidae) of northern Madagascar. Journal of Zoology 235: 525-558.
  • Schmidt, W.; Tamm, K. & Wallikewitz, E. 2010. Chamäleons - Drachen unserer Zeit. Natur und Tier Verlag, 328 pp. [review in Reptilia 101: 64, 2013] - get paper here
  • Townsend, T.M.; Vieites, D.R.; Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2009. Testing Species-Level Diversification Hypotheses in Madagascar: The Case of Microendemic Brookesia Leaf Chameleons. Systematic Biology 58 (6):641–656 - get paper here
  • Zimmermann, H. 2002. Madagaskar - Paradies für Naturtouristen und Naturwissenschaftler. Herpetofauna 24 (140): 5-12 - get paper here
 
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