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Calumma vatosoa ANDREONE, MATTIOLI, JESU & RANDRIANIRINA, 2001

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCalumma vatosoa ANDREONE, MATTIOLI, JESU & RANDRIANIRINA 2001 
DistributionNE Madagascar

Type locality: Foret de Tsararano (Campsite 2), elevation 665 m.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MRSN R1628 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Malagasy “vato” = stone, and “soa” = beautiful. 
References
  • Andreone, Franco, Fabio Mattioli, Riccardo Jesu and Jasmin E. Randrianirina 2001. Two new chameleons of the genus Calumma from north-east Madagascar, with observations on hemipenial morphology in the Calumma furcifer group (Reptilia, Squamata, Chamaeleonidae). The Herpetological Journal 11 (2):53-68
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • LUTZMANN, N., J. MACKINNON, P.-S. GEHRING & T. M. WILMS 2010. Ein neuer Nachweis des seltenen gefundenen Chamäleons Calumma vatosoa ANDREONE, MATTIOLI, JESU & RANDRIANIRINA, 2001 aus Nordost-Madagaskar. Sauria 32 (4): 65-66 - get paper here
  • Prötzel D, Glaw F, Ruthensteiner B 2016. No longer single! Description of female Calumma vatosoa (Squamata, Chamaeleonidae) including a review of the species and its systematic position. Zoosystematics and Evolution 92(1): 13-21; doi: 10.3897/zse.92.6464 - get paper here
 
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