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Furcifer timoni GLAW, KÖHLER & VENCES, 2009

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Timon’s chameleon 
SynonymFurcifer timoni GLAW, KÖHLER & VENCES 2009
Furcifer timoni — NECAS 2012
Furcifer cf. timoni — SCHERZ 2017 
DistributionMadagascar (Antsiranana)

Type locality: Montagne d'Ambre National Park (12°30' S, 49°11' E), ca. 750–800 m elevation, Antsiranana Province, northern Madagascar  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 2103/2007 (FGZC 1095), adult male, collected on 25 February 2007, by P. Bora, H. Enting, F. Glaw, A. Knoll, J. Köhler and A. Razafimanantsoa. Paratype: ZFMK 87585 (ex-ZSM 25712004), adult gravid female 
CommentPhoto in Elaphe 18 (2): 27 [2010]. 
EtymologyThe senior author dedicated this new chameleon species to his son Timon Robert Glaw.  
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F., J. Köhler & M. Vences 2010. Furcifer timoni, eine übersehene Schönheit aus den Baumkronen Nord-Madagaskars Terraria (21) 5 (1): 82-83.
  • Glaw, F.; Köhler, J. & Vences, M. 2009. A distinctive new species of chameleon of the genus Furcifer (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) from the Montagne d’Ambre rainforest of northern Madagascar. Zootaxa 2269: 32–42 - get paper here
  • Lutzmann, N. 2016. Chamäleons. Immer wieder Neues. Reptilia 21 (119): 16-24
  • Necas, P. 2012. Chamäleons der Gattung Furcifer. Reptilia (Münster) 17 (95): 20-27 - get paper here
  • Pawlik, K. 2012. Chamäleon-Urlaub – eine Madagaskar-Reise. Reptilia (Münster) 17 (96): 103-109 - get paper here
  • Scherz, Mark D. 2017. Eine Forschungsreise in den Marojejy-Nationalpark auf Madagaskar. Terraria-Elaphe 2017 (5): 64-67 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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