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Brookesia tristis GLAW, KÖHLER, TOWNSEND & VENCES, 2012

IUCN Red List - Brookesia tristis - Endangered, EN

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

Type locality: Montagne des Français, 12°19’S, 49°20’E, ca. 150m elevation, Antsiranana Province, northern Madagascar Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZSM 1704/2004 (no field number), adult male (hemipenes everted), collected on 23 February 2004 by F. Glaw, M. Puente, R. D. Randrianiaina and guides of the hotel ‘‘King’s Lodge’’.
Paratypes.— UADBA uncatalogued (FGZC 477–478), ZSM 
EtymologyEtymology.— The species epithet is an adjective derived from the Latin ‘‘tristis’’ meaning ‘‘doleful’’, ‘‘sad’’, ‘‘sorrowful’’, and refers to the fact that the entire known range of this species (Montagne des Franc ̧ais) suffers from severe deforestation and habitat destruction [37] despite recently being declared as a nature reserve. 
  • 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). 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
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