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Kinyongia vanheygeni NECAS, 2009

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPoroto Single-horned chameleon 
SynonymKinyongia vanheygeni NECAS 2009
Kinyongia vanheygeni — TILBURY 2010: 414
Kinyongia vanheygeni — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 277 
DistributionS Tanzania (Poroto Mountains)

Type locality: “in den Poroto-Bergen, Süd-Tansania, ungef. 9° 0' S, 33°45' O”.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 88383 (lost, in fact stolen in a car break-in after its ZFMK registration number was assigned, but before it reached the museum, fide BAUER 2015: 280). 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after Emmanuel van Heygen of Belgium who took the first photographs of the new species in the wild. 
References
  • Bauer, Aaron M. 2015. Book Review: Herpetology in Bonn. Herpetological Review 46 (2): 279-281
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • 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
  • NECAS, P. 2009. Ein neues Chamäleon der Gattung Kinyongia Tilbury, Tolley & Branch 2006 aus den Poroto-Bergen, Süd-Tansania (Reptilia: Sauria: Chamaeleonidae). Sauria 31 (2): 41-48 - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Tilbury, C. 2010. Chameleons of Africa: An Atlas, Including the Chameleons of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt M., 831 pp.
 
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