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Calumma hafahafa RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM, 2006

IUCN Red List - Calumma hafahafa - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCalumma hafahafa RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 2006 
DistributionNE Madagascar (Bemanevika Lakes region)

Type locality: Madagascar, Mahajanga Province, Bealanana
Fivondronana, Bemanevika Lakes Forest, Matsaborimena, 14°09.859’S, 48°35.240’E, 1650 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH R-152386 (RAX 6222), male 
EtymologyNamed after the Malagasy word “hafahafa”, meaning bizarre or strange, in reference to the unique upturned rostral appendages. 
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - 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
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