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Kinyongia itombwensis HUGHES, KUSAMBA, BEHANGANA & GREENBAUM, 2017

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesItombwe forest chameleon 
SynonymKinyongia itombwensis HUGHES, KUSAMBA, BEHANGANA & GREENBAUM 2017
K. adolfifriderici – GREENBAUM et al., 2012a: fig. 2
K. adolfifriderici – TILBURY & TOLLEY, 2015: fig. 4 
DistributionDemocratic Republic of Congo (Katanga; South Kivu Province)

Type locality: DRC, South Kivu Province, Mwenga Territory, Itombwe Plateau, near Bichaka village, 03°20′27.6′′S 28°47′40.0′′E, 2208 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: UTEP 20371 (field no. EBG 1605), adult female, 20 June 2008, col- lected by E. Greenbaum, C. Kusamba, M.M. Aristote and W.M. Muninga (Fig. 9A, D).
Paratypes: One adult female, UTEP 21479 (field no. ELI 3357), DRC, South Kivu Province, Mwenga Territory, Itombwe Plateau, Kilumbi village, 03°25′56.0′′S 28°34′34.5′′E, 2020 m elevation, 16 June 2015, col- lected by M.M. Aristote (Fig. 9B–C); one adult male, UTEP 21480 (field no. CFS 908), DRC, South Kivu Province, Mwenga Territory, Itombwe Plateau, Miki village, 03°21′24.4′′S 28°41′24.4′′E, c. 2200 m elevation, 1 October 2010, collected by M.M. Aristote. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from the massif, Itombwe, where this species was found, with the Latin suffix –ensis denoting a place or locality. 
  • Hughes, Daniel F.; Chifundera Kusamba, Mathias Behangana, Eli Greenbaum 2017. Integrative taxonomy of the Central African forest chameleon, Kinyongia adolfifriderici (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), reveals underestimated species diversity in the Albertine Rift. Zool J Linnean Soc. 181 (2): 400–438 - get paper here
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