Kinyongia mulyai TILBURY & TOLLEY, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Kinyongia mulyai?
|Higher Taxa||Chamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Kinyongia mulyai TILBURY & TOLLEY 2015|
Kinyongia adolfifriderici — TILBURY 2010
|Distribution||Democratic Republic of the Congo (Katanga)|
Type locality: path side vegetation at 1700metre a.s.l., Mount Nzawa, Moba District, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (6° 51.07’ S; 29° 35.87’ E). Map legend:
- Type locality.
|Types||Holotype. PEM-R19199 (CT 426—Fig. 11), a sub-adult male with partially everted hemipenes, collected by Colin Tilbury and Isak Hattingh on 21st March 2010.|
|Comment||Habitat. The Holotype was collected in closed canopy Afrotemperate montane forest at 1800 metres a.s.l. from path side vegetation, perched at approximately 2.5 metres from the ground. One other chameleon (not collected) was observed occupying a sleeping perch on an exposed liana vine over 20 metres above the ground.|
|Etymology||Named for Mr. Jules Mulya, whose energetic support and assistance with smoothing away mountains of obstacles to the progress of the Mt. Nzawa expedition led to the discovery of both new species.|
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