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Brookesia tuberculata MOCQUARD, 1894

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae (Brookesiinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMount d'Ambre Leaf Chameleon 
SynonymBrookesia tuberculata MOCQUARD 1894
Brookesia tuberculata — WERNER 1911: 43
Brookesia tuberculata — MERTENS 1966: 5
Brookesia tuberculata — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 235
Brookesia minima — KLAVER & BÖHME 1997
Brookesia tuberculata — GLAW et al. 1999
Brookesia tuberculata — TOWNSEND et al. 2009 
DistributionN Madagascar

Type locality: Montagne d’Ambre Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MHNP 93.183. 
CommentBrookesia minima, tuberculata, and peyrierasi have been synonymized by Raxworthy and Nussbaum (1995). This synonymization has been reversed by Glaw et al. (1999). See entry for B. minima.

B. tuberculata is the smallest chameleon known (max. SVL of 19 mm and mean of 18 mm).

Type species: LOVERIDGE (1956: 2, footnote; and 1957a: 206, footnote) designated Brookesia nasus as type species of the genus Evoluticauda ANGEL 1942, but this subsequent designation is not valid as the previous designation of Brookesia tuberculata as type species of Evoluticauda by GUIBE (1954: 108) has precedence. 
References
  • Brygoo, E. R. & C. A. Domergue 1974. Notes sur les Brookesia de Madagascar. IX. Observations sur B. tuberculata Mocquard, 1894, B. ramanantsoai sp. nov. et B. peyrierasi nom. nov. (Reptilia, Squamata, Chamaeleontidae). . Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris 189(267): 1769-1782.
  • D’Cruze, N.; Köhler, J.; Franzen, M & Glaw, F. 2008. A conservation assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of the Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, north Madagascar. MADAGASCAR CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 3 (1): 44-54
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Krüger, Jens 1999. Neue Erkenntnisse zur Faunistik einiger Reptilien Madagaskars. Salamandra 35 (2): 65-76.
  • Mocquard, F. 1894. Reptiles nouveaux ou insuffisamment connus de Madagascar. C. R. sommaire Séances Soc. philomath. Paris17: 1-10
  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Stump-tailed Chameleons. Miniature Dragons of the Rainforest. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 256 pp. [review in Elaphe 14 (1): 24]
  • Pawlik, K. 2012. Chamäleon-Urlaub – eine Madagaskar-Reise. Reptilia (Münster) 17 (96): 103-109 - get paper here
  • 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
 
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