Kinyongia fischeri (REICHENOW, 1887)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Kinyongia fischeri?
|Higher Taxa||Chamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: English common name not available|
G: Fischers Chamäleon
|Synonym||Chamaeleon fischeri REICHENOW 1887: 371|
Chamaeleon tornieri WERNER 1902
Bradypodion fischeri — NECAS 1999: 191
Bradypodion fischeri fischeri — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 12
Kinyongia fischeri — TILBURY et al. 2006
Kinyongia fischeri — MARIAUX et al. 2008
Kinyongia fischeri — TILBURY 2010: 369
|Distribution||Tanzania (Nguru Mts.)|
Type locality: Nguru Mts., Tanzania. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: ZMB 10744|
|Comment||Distribution: not in the Usambara or Uluguru Mountains.|
Type species: Chamaeleon fischeri REICHENOW 1887 is the type species of the genus Kinyongia TILBURY et al. 2006.
Synonymy: Chamaeleon matschiei WERNER 1895 and Chamaeleon fischeri vosseleri NIEDEN 1913 have been removed from the synonymy of K. fischeri.
Subspecies: Both Kinyongia fischeri multituberculatus (NIEDEN 1913) and K.f. uluguruensis have been elevated to species status.
van Hoof et al. (2006) give REICHENOW 1894 as author of B. f. multituberculatum.
Differential diagnosis: Differs from K. tavetana in the section of its horns (flattened versus triangular); from K. multituberculata by its shorter dorsal crest in males; from K. uluguruensis and K. boehmei by its lateral crest originating above eyes (versus behind) and by its apically convergent horns in males; from K. matschiei by its apically convergent horns in males and by the rudimentary horns in females; and from K. vosseleri by its straighter lateral crest, flattened interorbital scales and very short female horns.
|Etymology||Named after Johann Gustav Fischer (1819-1889), German herpetologist working in Hamburg. The genus name is derived from the KiSwahili word Kinyonga meaning "chameleon".|