Furcifer labordi (GRANDIDIER, 1872)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Furcifer labordi?
|Higher Taxa||Chamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Labord’s chameleon|
G: Labords Chamäleon
|Synonym||Chamaeleo labordi GRANDIDIER 1872: 7|
Chamaeleo barbouri HECHENBLEIKNER 1942
Furcifer labordi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 252
Furcifer labordi — NECAS 1999: 214
Furcifer labordi — NECAS 2012
Type locality: Cote occidentale de Madagascar Map legend:
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|Reproduction||oviparous. Furcifer labordi has a posthatching life span of just 4–5 months. At the start of the active season (November), an age cohort of hatchlings emerges; larger juveniles or adults are not present. These hatchlings grow rapidly, reach sexual maturity in less than 2 months, and reproduce in January–February. After reproduction, senescence appears, and the active season concludes with population-wide adult death. Consequently, during the dry season, the entire population is represented by developing eggs that incubate for 8–9 months before synchronously hatching at the onset of the following rainy season. Remarkably, this chameleon spends more of its short annual life cycle inside the egg than outside of it.|
|Types||Syntypes: MNHN = MHNP 5469 and 5470 (3 specimens).|
|Comment||Life span: Furcifer labordi is the current record holder for shortest lifespan among tetrapods, with only 4-5 months.|
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