Furcifer viridis FLORIO, INGRAM, RAKOTONDRAVONY, LOUIS JR & RAXWORTHY, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Furcifer viridis?
|Higher Taxa||Chamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Furcifer viridis FLORIO, INGRAM, RAKOTONDRAVONY, LOUIS JR & RAXWORTHY 2012|
|Distribution||N/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
|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Etymology||This species is named to recognize the predominantly green body.|