Kinyongia asheorum NECAS, SINDACO, KORENÝ, KOPECNÁ, MALONZA & MODRÝ, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Kinyongia asheorum?
|Higher Taxa||Chamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Mount-Nyiro Bearded Chameleon|
|Synonym||Kinyongia asheorum NECAS, SINDACO, KORENÝ, KOPECNÁ, MALONZA & MODRÝ 2009|
Kinyongia asheorum — TILBURY 2010: 350
Kinyongia asheorum — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 265
|Distribution||Kenya (Nyiro Range), elevation 2000-2400 m|
Type locality: eastern slope of Mt. Nyiro, between Korante and the top (Kosi Kosi), Northern Frontier Division of Kenya, (estimated elevation 2.000-2.400 meters).
|Types||Holotype: MCCI R 1212, adult male collected 14.II.2004. The animal was donated to Roberto Sindaco and Luca Borghesio by a local tribesman.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The Mount-Nyiro Bearded Chameleon is named in honor of James and Sanda Ashe, in respect to their life-long contribution to African herpetology and, also, as an expression of our deep mourning for James Ashe, who passed away recently. The name itself (asheorum) is formed as a plural genitive case of the family name (Ashe).|