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Calumma peltierorum RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM, 2006

IUCN Red List - Calumma peltierorum - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCalumma peltierorum RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 2006 
DistributionN Madagascar (Mahajanga Province)

Type locality: Madagascar, Mahajanga Province, Bealanana Fivondronana, Tsaratanana, Mangindrano-Maromokotro trail, Matsaborimaiky, 14°09.175’S, 48°57.431’E, 1900–2050 m elevation. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMNH R-152387 (RAX 5326), adult male. 
CommentMay have been confused with C. malthe before and occurs sympatrically with that species at Anjanaharibe-Sud in a narrow elevational band between 1700 and 1850 m.

Diagnosis.—A Calumma chameleon from Mada- gascar that differs from all congeners by the combination of 14–19 gular spines; a pair of large occipital lobes that are dorsally united to each other by more than 3 mm in adult, with scales $2.5 mm diameter; and a single ossified rostral appendage projecting anterior to the mouth in the male. Calumma peltierorum is most similar to C. malthe, but can be distinguished by the number of gular spines (>13 vs. >10), the maximum diameter of occipital lobe scales (always ≥2. 5 mm vs. <2. 7 mm, and frequently <2.5 mm), and the form of the male orbital crest tubercles above eyes (always single row vs. frequently double row). [from RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 2006]. 
EtymologyNamed after the Peltier family for their support of conservation and herpetological research at the AMNH. 
References
  • 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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