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Palleon nasus (BOULENGER, 1887)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae (Brookesiinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesPalleon nasus nasus (BOULENGER 1887)
Palleon nasus pauliani (BRYGOO, BLANC & DOMERGUE 1972) 
Common NamesEiongate Leaf Chameleon 
SynonymBrookesia nasus nasus BOULENGER 1887
Brookesia nasus BOULENGER 1887: 475
Evoluticauda nasus — ANGEL 1942: 178
Brookesia betsileana AHL 1927
Brookesia nasus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 235
Brookesia nasus — NECAS 1999: 277
Brookesia nasus — TOWNSEND et al. 2009
Palleon nasus nasus — GLAW et al. 2013

Palleon nasus pauliani (BRYGOO, BLANC & DOMERGUE 1972)
Brookesia nasus pauliani BRYGOO, BLANC & DOMERGUE 1972
Brookesia nasus pauliani — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 235
Palleon nasus pauliani — GLAW et al. 2013 
DistributionMadagascar (Ekongo), SE Madagascar

Type locality: Ekongo, SE Madagascar.

pauliani: known form the type locality only; Type locality: Manjarivolo, l’Andringitra, 1620-1650 m elevation. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1879.10.21.8 
CommentType species: Brookesia lolontany RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 1995 is the type species of the genus Palleon GLAW et al. 2013. 
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  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E. R. & C. A. Domergue 1969. Notes sur les Brookesia de Madagascar. IV. UNE SÉRIE DE PETITS BROOKESIA DE NOSY MANGABÉ (Chamaeléonidés). Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris 41 (4): 833-841
  • Brygoo, E. R. & C. P. Blanc & C. A. Domergue 1972. Notes sur les Brookesia (Chaméléonidés) de Madagascar. VII. Brookesia de l'Andringitra: observations sur B. nasus Boulenger, 1887; description de B.n. pauliani n. subsp. . Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris 42(56): 591-600.
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Glaw, F. 2004. Die Herpetofauna Madagaskars: Vielfalt, Lebensweise und Gefährdung. Draco 5 (19): 4-21 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F., O. Hawlitschek & B. Ruthensteiner 2013. A new genus name for an ancient Malagasy chameleon clade and a PDF-embedded 3D model of its skeleton. Salamandra 49 (4): 237-238 - get paper here
  • GLAW, Frank 2009. Chamäleons die unbekannten Wesen: Vorstellung von Brookesia nasus BOULENGER 1887. Chamaeleo 19 (1): 29-31 - get paper here
  • HOFMANN, T. 2012. Ein bemerkenswerter Nachweis der Gattung Brookesia (GRAY, 1865) im äußersten Süden Madagaskars. Sauria 34 (1): 51-53 - get paper here
  • MÜLLER, Rolf & Thomas HILDENHAGEN 2009. Zeigt her eure Füßchen - Bemerkungen zu Sohlen- und Schwanzstrukturen bei Chamäleons. Chamaeleo 19 (1): 13-24 - get paper here
  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Stump-tailed Chameleons. Miniature Dragons of the Rainforest. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 256 pp. [review in Elaphe 14 (1): 24]
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  • Rabearivony, Jeanneney; Lee D. Brady, Richard K.B. Jenkins, Richard A. Griffiths, Achille P. Raselimanana, Michel Bisoa & Rasoamampionona N. Raminosoa 2015. Influence of riparian habitats on the distribution of rainforest chameleons in Parc National de Ranomafana, Madagascar. African Journal of Herpetology 64 (2): 148-159 | DOI: 10.1080/21564574.2015.1121930 - get paper here
  • RAXWORTHY, C.J.; ENRIQUE MARTINEZ-MEYER; NED HORNING; RONALD A. NUSSBAUM; GREGORY E. SCHNEIDER; MIGUEL A. ORTEGA-HUERTA & A. TOWNSEND PETERSON 2003. Predicting distributions of known and unknown reptile species in Madagascar. Nature 426: 837 - 841
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  • Townsend, T.M.; Vieites, D.R.; Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2009. Testing Species-Level Diversification Hypotheses in Madagascar: The Case of Microendemic Brookesia Leaf Chameleons. Systematic Biology 58 (6):641–656 - get paper here
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