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Chamaeleo calyptratus DUMÉRIL & DUMÉRIL, 1851

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesChamaeleo calyptratus calyptratus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1851
Chamaeleo calyptratus calcarifer PETERS, 1871 
Common NamesE: Veiled Chameleon
G: Jemen Chamäleon 
SynonymChamaeleo calyptratus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON in DUMÉRIL & DUMÉRIL 1851
Calyptosaura calyptratus — GRAY 1864
Chamaeleo calyptratus — GRAY 1865: 344
Chamaeleo calcaratus PETERS 1870
Chamaeleo calcarifer PETERS 1870 (nom. subst.)
Chamaeleo (Chamaeleo) calyptratus — NECAS 1999: 113
Chamaeleo calyptratus — TILBURY 2010: 459

Chamaeleo (Chamaeleo) calyptratus calcarifer PETERS 1871
Chamaeleon calcarifer — STEINDACHNER 1903: 10
Chamaeleon calcarifer — WERNER 1911: 10
Chamaeleo calyptratus — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Chamaeleo calyptratus calcarifer — SINDACO et al. 2014 
DistributionYemen, SW Saudi Arabia (up to 2500 m).

Introduced to USA (Florida)

calyptratus: Yemen

calcarifer: SW Saudi Arabia, Yemen (?); type locality: Bembatuka [= Bombetoka] (in error for Arabian Peninsula; probably near Aden, Yemen). See comment.

Type locality: region du Nil, Africa Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 316 
Commentmember of subgenus Chamaeleo.

Distribution: The original type locality “Bembatuka” is on the west coast of Madagascar and was given by PETERS in error. 
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