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Kinyongia excubitor (BARBOUR, 1911)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMt Kenya hornless chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleo tenuis excubitor BARBOUR 1911
Chamaeleon affinis embuensis LÖNNBERG 1911
Chamaeleon tenuis excurbitor LOYERIDGE 1924: 16 (ex errore)
Chamaeleo fischeri excubitor — BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1928: 176
Chamaeleo fischeri excubitor — MERTENS 1966: 14
Bradypodion fischeri excubitor — KLAVER & BÖHME 1997
Bradypodion excubitor — NECAS 1999: 191
Kinyongia excubitor — TILBURY et al. 2006
Kinyongia excubitor — TILBURY 2010: 365
Kinyongia excubitor — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 267 
DistributionKenya (Mt. Kenya, Aberdare Mts.)

Type locality: Mweru (Meru) district, Mt. Kenya, Kenya Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MCZ R.782. 
  • Barbour, T. 1911. A new race of chameleon from British East Africa. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 24: 219- 220. - get paper here
  • Barbour,T. & LOVERIDGE.A. 1928. A comparative study of the herpetological fauna of the Uluguru and Usambara mountains, Tanzania Territory with descriptions of new species. Mem. Mus. comp. Zool. Cambridge (Massachusetts), 50 (2): 85-265 - get paper here
  • Böhme, W. & C. Klaver 1990. Zur Kenntnis von Bradypodion uthmoelleri (MÜLLER, 1938) Salamandra 26 (4): 260-266 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Klaver,Ch. J.J. & Böhme,W. 1997. Chamaeleonidae. Das Tierreich, 112: XIV, 1-85
  • Lönnberg, E. 1911. Reptiles, Batrachians and Fishes collected by the swedish Zoological Expedition to British East Africa 1911. Kungl. Sv. Vet. Akademiens Handligar. 47(6): 1-24.
  • Loveridge, A. 1924. J. East Afr. Uganda nat. Hist. Soc.,1924 (3): 16
  • Menegon M, Tolley KA, Jones T, Rovero F, Marshall AR, Tilbury CR 2009. A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Kinyongia) from the Magombera forest and the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania. African Journal of Herpetology 58 (2): 59-70 - get paper here
  • Mertens, Robert 1966. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien: Chamaeleonidae. Das Tierreich 83: 1-37
  • Necas, Petr 1999. Chameleons - Nature's Hidden Jewels. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt; 348 pp.; ISBN 3-930612-04-6 (Europe)<br />ISBN 1-57524-137-4 (USA, Canada)
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Stipala, J. 2014. Mountain Dragons - In search of chameleon diversity in the highlands of Kenya. Jan Stipala, 124 pp., ISBN: 978-0-9928176-0-2 - get paper here
  • Tilbury C.R., Tolley K.A. & Branch W.R. 2006. A review of the systematics of the genus Bradypodion (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), with the description of two new genera. Zootaxa 1363, 23–38 (correction in Zootaxa 1426: 68) - 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.
  • WALLIKEWITZ, E. 1991. Bemerkungen zur Problematik der Eizeitigung bei Bradypodion fischeri (REICHENOW, 1895). Mitteilungsblatt AG Chamäleons 4: 5-7. - get paper here
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