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Calumma boettgeri (BOULENGER, 1888)

IUCN Red List - Calumma boettgeri - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymChamaeleon boettgeri BOULENGER 1888
Chamaeleon macrorhinus BARBOUR 1903
Chamaeleon boettgeri — WERNER 911: 39
Chamaeleo boettgeri — MERTENS 1966
Chamaeleo boettgeri — BRYGOO 1978
Calumma boettgeri — KLAVER & BÖHME 1986
Calumma boettgeri — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 248
Calumma boettgeri — NECAS 1999: 237
Calumma boettgeri — GLAW 2015 
DistributionN Madagascar (Nossi Be = Nosy Bé, Nosy Komba)

Type locality: Nossi Bé (Nossy Bé), off NW Madagascar 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.
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.21.56-58 
CommentSynonymy: Calumma linotum has been removed from the synonym of C. boettgeri. 
EtymologyNamed after Oskar Boettger (1844-1910), herpetologist at the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt am Main. 
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  • Barbour, T. 1903. Two new species of Chamaeleon. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 16: 61-62. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1888. Descriptions of two new Chamaeleons from Nossi-Bé, Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 1: 22-23. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Eckhardt, Falk Sebastian; Philip-Sebastian Gehring, Lina Bartel, Jessica Bellmann, Jonas Beuker, Dom 2012. Assessing sexual dimorphism in a species of Malagasy chameleon (Calumma boettgeri) with a newly defined set of morphometric and meristic measurements. Herpetology Notes 6: 335-344 - get paper here
  • Gehring, <br />Philip-Sebastian; Krystal A. Tolley, Falk Sebastian Eckhardt, Ted M. Townsend, Thomas 2012. Hiding deep in the trees: discovery of divergent<br />mitochondrial lineages in Malagasy chameleons of the<br />Calumma nasutum group. Ecology and evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.269
  • 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
  • Hyde Roberts, S. & C. Daly 2014. A rapid herpetofaunal assessment of Nosy Komba Island, northwestern Madagascar, with new locality records for seventeen species. Salamandra 50 (1): 18-26 - get paper here
  • Krüger, Jens 1999. Neue Erkenntnisse zur Faunistik einiger Reptilien Madagaskars. Salamandra 35 (2): 65-76.
  • Lutzmann, N. & Lutzmann, H. 2004. Das grammatikalische Geschlecht der Gattung Calumma (Chamaeleonidae) und die nötigen Anpassungen einiger Art- und Unterartbezeichnungen. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (48): 4-5 (Addendum in issue 5: 13) - get paper here
  • Müller, L. 1924. Über ein neues Chamäleon aus Madagascar. Mitt. zool. Mus. Berlin 11: 95-96.
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