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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Mount-Nyiro Bearded Chameleon
G: Mount-Nyiro-Chamäleon 
SynonymKinyongia asheorum NECAS, SINDACO, KORENÝ, KOPECNÁ, MALONZA & MODRÝ 2009
Kinyongia asheorum — TILBURY 2010: 350 
DistributionKenya (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). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MCCI R 1212, adult male collected 14.II.2004. The animal was donated to Roberto Sindaco and Luca Borghesio by a local tribesman. 
EtymologyThe 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). 
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • NECAS, PETR; ROBERTO SINDACO, LUDEK KORENÝ, JANA KOPECNÁ, PATRICK KENYATTA MALONZA & DAVID MODRÝ 2009. Kinyongia asheorum sp. n., a new montane chameleon from the Nyiro Range, northern Kenya (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Zootaxa 2028: 41-50 - get paper here
  • Tilbury, C. 2010. Chameleons of Africa: An Atlas, Including the Chameleons of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt M., 831 pp.
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