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Kinyongia gyrolepis GREENBAUM, TOLLEY, JOMA & KUSAMBA, 2012

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCircular-scaled Chameleon 
SynonymKinyongia gyrolepis GREENBAUM, TOLLEY, JOMA & KUSAMBA 2012 
DistributionDemocractic Republic of the Congo (Lendu Plateau, west of Lake Albert)

Type locality: DRC, Orientale Province, Aboro, 2.1115°N, 30.8338°E (datum = WGS84), 2142 m elevation.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UTEP 20338 (field no. EBG 2436), adult female, 7 July 2009, collected by E. Greenbaum, C. Kusamba, M. M. Aristote, and W. Moninga. 
CommentSympatry: Trioceros sp., Adolfus jacksoni, Congolacerta vauereselli, Trachylepis megalura, and T. striata. Acanthocercus atricollis kiwuensis was collected on lower elevations of the Lendu Plateau east of Bunia. 
References
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Greenbaum, E. 2017. Emerald Labyrinth. ForeEdge / University Press of New England, xviii + 329 pp. [published in 2017 but book says 2018] - get paper here
  • Greenbaum, Eli; Krystal A. Tolley, Abdulmeneem Joma, and Chifundera Kusamba 2012. A New Species of Chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Kinyongia) from the Northern Albertine Rift, Central Africa. Herpetologica 68 (1): 60-75. - get paper here
 
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