Rhampholeon hattinghi TILBURY & TOLLEY, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Rhampholeon hattinghi?
|Higher Taxa||Chamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Rhampholeon (Rhinodigitum) hattinghi TILBURY & TOLLEY 2015|
Rhampholeon boulengeri — TILBURY 2010
Rhampholeon (Rhinodigitum) hattinghi — GLAW 2015
|Distribution||Democratic Republic of the Congo (Katanga)|
Type locality: path side vegetation at 1700 metres 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-R19194, an adult male with everted hemipenes, collected by Colin Tilbury and Isak Hattingh on 21st March 2010.|
Paratypes. PEM-R 19193, adult male; PEM-R19195, adult male, PEM-R19196, adult female; PEM-R19197, adult female; PEM-R19198, adult female; all collected on the same date and locality as the holotype.
|Comment||Habitat. All specimens were found in closed canopy Afrotemperate montane forest on low vegetation alongside a path. Perch heights varied from a few centimetres up to 50 cm from the ground.|
|Etymology||Named for Isak Hattingh, who enthusiastically but unwittingly agreed to accompany the first author on a trip which tested many boundaries. He never complained once.|
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