Calumma tsycorne RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Calumma tsycorne?
|Higher Taxa||Chamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Calumma tsycorne RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 2006|
|Distribution||SE Madagascar, |
Type locality: Madagascar, Fianarantsoa Province, Iakora
Fivondronana, Kalambatritra Reserve, Amorimbato River, 23°30’S, 46°28’E,1250 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: UMMZ 221869 (RAN 56920), adult male.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A Calumma chameleon from Mada- gascar that differs from all congeners by the combination of rostral crests that do not unite anteriorly on the snouts, no rostral appendage or appendages in adult male, a pair of large occipital lobes that are dorsally united to each other by 4–9 mm in adults, and a blunt posterior helmet with a short transverse margin. Calumma tsycorne is most similar to C. cucullatum, but can be distinguished by the form of the posterior helmet (blunt with a short transverse margin vs. elon- gate, forming an extreme point), gular crest (present vs. absent), and male rostral appen- dages (absent vs. present as a pair). [from RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 2006].|
|Etymology||Named after a Malagasy combination of words: “tsy” meaning “no”, and the latin name “corne” = horn, referring to the lack of a rostral appendage in this species.|