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Calumma amber RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM, 2006

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCalumma amber RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 2006
Calumma amber — D’CRUZE et al. 2008 
DistributionNE Madagascar

Type locality: Madagascar, Antsiranana Province, Antsir-
anana Fivondronana, Montagne d’Ambre National Park, Antomboka River, 12°32.3’ S, 49°10.0’E, 1150 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 206597 (RAN 38139) 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality (Amber mountains = Montagne d’Ambre) and the amber-yellow coloration of the adult male head. 
References
  • 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. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Pawlik, K. 2012. Chamäleon-Urlaub – eine Madagaskar-Reise. Reptilia (Münster) 17 (96): 103-109 - get paper here
  • Raxworthy, C.J. & Nussbaum, R.A. 2006. Six New Species of Occipital-Lobed Calumma Chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) from Montane Regions of Madagascar, with a New Description and Revision of Calumma brevicorne. Copeia 2006 (4): 711-734 - get paper here
  • 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
 
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