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Calumma cucullatum (GRAY, 1831)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymChamaeleon cucullatus GRAY 1831
Chamaeleo cucullatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 227
Bradypodium cucullatum (fide GRAY 1865: 351)
Calumma cucullata — GRAY 1865: 351
Chamaeleon cucullatus — WERNER 911: 32
Calumma cucullata — KLAVER & BÖHME 1986
Calumma cucullata — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 247
Calumma cucullata — NECAS 1999: 278
Calumma cucullatum — LUTZMANN & LUTZMANN 2004 
DistributionNE Madagascar

Type locality: Madagascar Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.21.82. 
CommentType species: Chamaeleon cucullatus GRAY 1831 is the type species of the genus Calumma GRAY 1865. 
EtymologyThe genus has been named after the Latin transcription of the Greek “kalymma” = veil or hood, referring to the large occipital lobes ofthe type species ofthis genus. 
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  • Boulenger, G. A. 1889. Descriptions of new reptiles and batrachians from Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 4: 244-248 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M. C. and G. Bibron. 1836. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol. 3. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 528 pp. - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.-S., F. M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences 2010. Filling the gaps – amphibian and reptile records from lowland rainforests in eastern Madagascar. Salamandra 46 (4): 214-234 - get paper here
  • 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. 2004. Die Herpetofauna Madagaskars: Vielfalt, Lebensweise und Gefährdung. Draco 5 (19): 4-21 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1831. Description of a new species of chamaeleon discovered by Capt. Owen in Africa. Zoological Miscellany 1: 7. - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1831. A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia. In: Griffith, E & E. Pidgeon: The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organisation by the Baron Cuvier with additional descriptions of all the species hither named, and of many before noticed [V Whittaker, Treacher and Co., London: 481 + 110 pp. [1830]
  • Lutzmann, N. 2004. Calumma cucullatum (GRAY). Sauria 26 (4): 2 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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. & 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
  • Walbrol, U.; Walbrol, H.D. 2005. Additional remarks on the nomenclature of the genus Calumma GRAY, 1865. Sauria 27 (2): 33-35 - get paper here
  • Werning, H. & N. Lutzmann 2014. Illegalen Wildtierhandel kann man nicht mehr verbieten. Reptilia (Münster) 19 (106): 14-22
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