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Furcifer viridis FLORIO, INGRAM, RAKOTONDRAVONY, LOUIS JR & RAXWORTHY, 2012

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymFurcifer viridis FLORIO, INGRAM, RAKOTONDRAVONY, LOUIS JR & RAXWORTHY 2012 
DistributionN/W Madagascar (from Ambodiampana (13.7°S, 49.6°E) in the north- east, to the Makay Massif in the south (21.6°S, 45.1°E) and extending into the interior of the island as far east as Mandoto (19.6°S, 46.3°E), elevation near 0-1300 m.

Type locality: Ambinanitelo (14.22556°S, 48.96297°E), 1250- to 1300 m elevation, Tsaratanana Massif, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMNH 152603 (RAX 5989), a mature male, collected 1 March 2003, by N. Rabib- isoa, S. Mahaviasy & N. Rakotozafy. Left hind limb was removed and preserved in ethanol for DNA extraction.
Paratopotypes: AMNH 152604 (RAX 5990) and AMNH 152606 (RAX 5995) – both mature females collected in the same locality and on the same date as the holotype. 
Comment 
EtymologyThis species is named to recognize the predominantly green body. 
References
  • FLORIO, A. M., INGRAM, C. M., RAKOTONDRAVONY, H. A., LOUIS, E. E. and RAXWORTHY, C. J. 2012. Detecting cryptic speciation in the widespread and morphologically conservative carpet chameleon (Furcifer lateralis) of Madagascar. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25: 1399–1414. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02528.x - get paper here
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
 
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