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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesChamaeleo gracilis gracilis HALLOWELL 1844
Chamaeleo gracilis etiennei SCHMIDT 1919 
Common NamesE: Graceful Chameleon, Slender chameleon
G: Fersenspornchamäleon, Zierliches Chamäleon 
SynonymChamaeleo gracilis HALLOWELL 1844: 111
Chamaeleo burchelli HALLOWELL 1842: 324
Chamaeleo granulosus HALLOWELL 1856: 147
Chamaeleon gracilis — GRAY 1865: 347
Chamaeleon granulosus — GRAY 1865: 347
Chamaeleon burchelli — GRAY 1865: 348
Chamaeleo simoni BOETTGER 1885
Chamaeleo (Chamaeleo) gracilis — NECAS 1999: 134
Chamaeleo gracilis — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Chamaeleo gracilis — TILBURY 2010: 503

Chamaeleo (Chamaeleo) gracilis gracilis HALLOWELL 1857
Chamaeleo granulosus HALLOWELL 1857: 147 (fide BOULENGER 1887: 448)
Chamaeleo burchelli HALLOWELL 1857: 147 (?) (fide BOULENGER 1887: 448)
Chamaleo (Chamaleo) simoni BOETTGER 1885 (fide BOULENGER 1887: 448)
Chamaeleon gracilis — WERNER 1911: 12
Chamaeleon gracilis — SCHMIDT 1919: 570
Chamaeleo gracilis gracilis — LOVERIDGE 1929: 84
Chamaeleo gracilis gracilis — MERTENS 1966: 16
Chamaeleo gracilis gracilis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 12

Chamaeleo gracilis etiennei SCHMIDT 1919
Chamaeleon etiennei SCHMIDT 1919: 574
Chamaeleo gracilis etiennei — LOVERIDGE 1929: 84
Chamaeleo etiennei — WITTE 1953: 49
Chamaeleo gracilis etiennei — DE WITTE 1965
Chamaeleo gracilis etiennei — MERTENS 1966: 17
Chamaeleo gracilis etiennei — KLAVER & BÖHME 1997
Chamaeleo (Chamaeleo) etiennei — NECAS 1999: 134
Chamaeleo gracilis etiennei — TILBURY 2010 (pers. comm.)
Chamaeleo gracilis etiennei — CERIACO et al. 2014 
DistributionCentral African Republic, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Guinea (Conakry),
Gambia (HÅKANSSON 1981), Benin, E Burkina Faso

Type locality: Liberia, West Africa

etiennei: Angola, Congo, Zaire, Gambia; Type locality: Banana, Zaire.

burchelli: West Africa, Fernando Po Island; Type locality: Fernando Poo (= Bioko, Equatorial Guinea). 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: ANSP 7325
Holotype: ANSP 7322; West Africa [granulosus]
Holotype: ANSP 7329 [burchelli]
Holotype: AMNH 11370 [etiennei] 
CommentChamaeleo gracilis etiennei is now considered as a valid species.

Not in Gabon fide PAUWELS & VANDE WEGHE 2008. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “gracilis”, meaning small or lanky, or gracile. 
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