Kinyongia msuyae MENEGON, LOADER , DAVENPORT, HOWELL, TILBURY, MACHAGA & TOLLEY, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Kinyongia msuyae?
|Higher Taxa||Chamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Msuya’s Forest Chameleon|
|Synonym||Kinyongia msuyae MENEGON, LOADER , DAVENPORT, HOWELL, TILBURY, MACHAGA & TOLLEY 2015|
Kinyongia msuyae — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 271
Type locality: Mdandu Forest Reserve, Livingstone Mountains 1900 m above sea level, Mbeya Region, South Eastern Tanzania (-9.769549621; 34.78832024)
|Types||Holotype: MTSN 9374, adult male (Science Museum of|
Trento), collected in Mdandu Forest Reserve, Livingstone Mountains in January 2011 by Michele Menegon, Tim Davenport, Simon Loader, Sandra Dürrenberger, Sandra Rudolf and Sophy Machaga.
Paratype: MTSN 9375, adult male, MTSN 9373, MTSN 9377, adult females; MTSN 9378, juvenile, same data as holotype. MTSN 7497 collected in Sakara Nyumo Forest Reserve (Livingstone Mountains) in January 2011 by Michele Menegon, Tim Davenport, Simon Loader and Sophy Machaga; MTSN 8686 (adult male) collected in Kigogo Forest Reserve, Udzungwa Mountains in Febru- ary 2006 by Michele Menegon.
|Etymology||The species is named after and dedicated to Charles A. Msuya, a pioneer of Tanzanian herpetology, who collected the first known specimen attributable to this species and has spent most of his life studying Tanzanian wildlife.|