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Chamaeleo namaquensis SMITH, 1831

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Namaqua Chameleon
G: Wüstenchamäleon 
SynonymChamaeleo capensis BONNATERRE 1789: 32 (?)
Chaemelio namaquensis SMITH 1831: 17
Chamaeleo tuberculiferus GRAY 1845: 267 (fide DUMÉRIL & DUMÉRIL 1851: 32)
Phumanola namaquensis — GRAY 1865: 350
Chamaeleon namaquensis — WERNER 1911: 40
Chamaeleo namaquensis — MERTENS 1966: 21
Chamaeleo (Chamaeleo) namaquensis — KLAVER & BÖHME 1986: 59
Chamaeleo (Chamaeleo) namaquensis — NECAS 1999: 137
Chamaeleo namaquensis — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Chamaeleo namaquensis — TILBURY 2010: 519 
DistributionS Angola, Namibia, Republic of South Africa

Type locality: Little Namaqualand, near the mouth of the Orange River, South Africa [SMITH 1831]. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntype: MNHN = MHNP 8017 
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References
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  • Arndt, I. 2002. Portfolio: Chamäleons. Naturfoto 33 (10): 36-45
  • Bauer, A.M., and Branch, W.R. 2003. The herpetofauna of the Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Herpetological Natural History 8: 111-160 [2001]
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek) 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Bonnaterre, P.J. 1789. Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature, . . . Erpétologie. Panckoucke, Paris, xxviii+71 pp. (+ plates + index) - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Cimatti, E. 2007. Namibia - Introduction to a vast territory. Reptilia (GB) (50): 58-67 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C. & A. H. A. Duméril 1851. Catalogue méthodique de la collection des reptiles du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Gide et Baudry/Roret, Paris, 224 pp.
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1865. Revision of the genera and species of Chamaeleonidae, with the description of some new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 15: 340-354 - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Hillenius, D. 1978. Notes on chameleons IV. A new chameleon from the Miocene of Fort Ternan, Kenya (Chamaeleonidae, Reptilia). [C. intermedius]. Beaufortia 28 (343): 9-15
  • Klaver,C. & BÖHME,W. 1986. Phylogeny and classification of the Chamaeleonidae (Sauria), with special reference to hemipenis morphology. Bonn. zool. Monogr. 22: 1-64. - get paper here
  • Leptien, R. 2003. Namibia - auf der Suche nach dem Wüstenchamäleon. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (44): 42-46 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
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  • Robinson, M. D. 1978. Sexual dichromatism in the Namaqua chamaeleon, Chamaeleo namaquensis. Madoqua 11 (1): 81-83
  • Schmidt, W.; Tamm, K. & Wallikewitz, E. 2010. Chamäleons - Drachen unserer Zeit. Natur und Tier Verlag, 328 pp. [review in Reptilia 101: 64, 2013] - get paper here
  • Smith, A. 1831. Contributions to the natural history of South Africa, No. 1. South African Quart. J. (1) 2 (5) 5: 9-24.
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Tilbury, C. 2010. Chameleons of Africa: An Atlas, Including the Chameleons of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt M., 831 pp.
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  • Tolley, K. & Burger, M. 2007. Chameleons of Southern Africa. Struik, Cape Town,100 pp.
 
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