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Kinyongia rugegensis HUGHES, KUSAMBA, BEHANGANA & GREENBAUM, 2017

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Rugege Highlands forest chameleon 
SynonymKinyongia rugegensis HUGHES, KUSAMBA, BEHANGANA & GREENBAUM 2017
Chamaeleo adolfi-friderici – FISCHER & HINKEL 1992: fig. 110
Bradypodion adolfi-friderici – HINKEL 1993 
DistributionBurundi (Bubanza)

Type locality: BURUNDI, Bubanza Province, near Kibira National Park, Mpishi village, 03°4′11.064′′S 29°29′4.02′′E, 1660 m elevation  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UTEP 21485 (field no. ELI 1156), adult female, 20 December 2011, collected by E. Greenbaum, C. Kusamba, M.M. Aristote, and W.M. Muninga (Fig. 6A).
Paratopotypes: Same collection details as holotype, one adult male, UTEP 21481 (field no. ELI 1155) (Fig. 6B), and another adult male, UTEP 21482 (field no. ELI 1238), collected on 23 December 2011 (Fig. 6C).
Paratypes: One adult female, UTEP 21483 (field no. ELI 1220), BURUNDI, Bubanza Province, Kibira National Park, Mpishi village, 03°3′42.372′′S 29°29′36.348′′E, 1986 m elevation, 22 December 2011, collected by same collectors of holotype; one adult female, UTEP 21484 (field no. ELI 1256), BURUNDI, Kayanza Province, Kibira National Park, near Rwegura village, 02°56′20.292′′S 29°29′54.78′′E, 2130 m elevation, 25 December 2011, collected by E. Greenbaum, M.M. Aristote, and W.M. Muninga (Fig. 6D). 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the Rugege Highlands. 
References
  • Fischer E & HINKEL H (eds.) 1992. Natur und Umwelt Ruandas – Einführung in die Flora und Fauna Ruandas. Mainz: 452 S. (ISBN 3-920 615-15-8)
  • Hinkel H. 1993. Zur Biogeographie und Ökoethologie der Reptilienfauna von montanen Feuchtwäldern in Ruanda und Ost-Zaïre unter Berücksichtigung der Amphibien. Unpublished D. Phil. Thesis, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
  • 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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