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Kinyongia msuyae MENEGON, LOADER , DAVENPORT, HOWELL, TILBURY, MACHAGA & TOLLEY, 2015

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymKinyongia msuyae MENEGON, LOADER , DAVENPORT, HOWELL, TILBURY, MACHAGA & TOLLEY 2015 
DistributionTanzania

Type locality: Mdandu Forest Reserve, Livingstone Mountains 1900 m above sea level, Mbeya Region, South Eastern Tanzania (-9.769549621; 34.78832024)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: 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. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe 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. 
References
  • Menegon, Michele; Simon P. Loader, Tim R.B. Davenport, Kim M. Howell, Colin R. Tilbury, Sophy Machaga, Krystal A. Tolley 2015. A new species of Chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Kinyongia) highlights the biological affinities between the Southern Highlands and Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Acta Herpetologica 10 (2): 111-120 - get paper here
 
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