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Rieppeleon brevicaudatus (MATSCHIE, 1892)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBearded pygmy chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleon (Brookesia) brevicaudatus MATSCHIE 1892: 107
Rhampholeo Boettgeri PFEFFER 1893: 76
Rhampholeon brevicaudatus — WERNER 1911: 46
Brookesia brevicaudata — LOVERIDGE 1957
Rhampholeon brevicaudatus — NECAS 1999: 284
Rhampholeon brevicaudatus — SPAWLS et al. 2001
Rieppeleon brevicaudatus — MATTHEE et al. 2004
Rieppeleon brevicaudatus — TILBURY 2010: 213 
DistributionE Tanzania, Kenya

Type locality: Derema, Usambara Mts., Tanzania. 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 11349
Holotype: ZMH 1287 [Rhampholeo Boettgeri] 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “brevis, -e” = short and “cauda, -ae” = tail. 
References
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  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Emmett, D.A. 2004. Altitudinal distribution of the short-tailed pygmy chameleon (Rhampholeon brevicaudatus) and the Usambara pitted pygmy chameleon (R. temporalis) in Tanzania. African Herp News (37): 12-13
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Lettow-Vorbeck, N. von 2016. Tansanias Süden - Ein Paradies für Reptilien- und Wirbellosenfans. Reptilia 21 (122): 74-79 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1920. Notes on East African lizards collected 1915-1919, with description of a new genus and species of skink and new subspecies of gecko. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1920: 131-167 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1957. On a third collection of reptiles taken in Tanganyika by C.J.P. Ionides, Esq. Tanganyika Notes and Records 43: 1-19
  • Lutzmann, N. 2004. Das niedrigfrequente Vibrieren der Chamäleons. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (48): 34-36 - get paper here
  • Lutzmann, N. 2004. Vibrating behaviour in chameleons. Reptilia (GB) (35): 37-38 - get paper here
  • Lutzmann, N.; Esser, S.; Flamme, A. & Schneider, H. 2004. Haltung und Vermehrung des Stummelschwanzchamäleons Rhampholeon brevicaudatus. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (48): 28-33 - get paper here
  • Lutzmann, N.; Esser, S.; Flamme, A. & Schneider, H. 2004. Rhampholeon brevicaudatus: care and breeding of the stump-tailed chameleon. Reptilia (GB) (35): 22-27 - get paper here
  • Mariaux, Jean and Colin R. Tilbury. 2006. The pygmy chameleons of the eastern Arc range (Tanzania): Evolutionary relationships and the description of three new species of Rhampholeon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae). The Herpetological Journal 16 (3): 315-331
  • Matschie, P. 1892. Über eine kleine Sammlung von Säugethieren und Reptilien, welche Herr L. Conradt aus Usambara (Deutsch Ostafrika) heimgebracht hat. Sber. Ges. naturf. Freunde, Berlin (1892): 101-110.
  • Matthee, C.; Tilbury, C.R. & Townsend, T. 2004. A phylogenetic review of the African leaf chameleons: genus Rhampholeon (Chamaeleonidae): the role of vicariance and climate change in speciation. Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) B271: 1967-1975 - get paper here
  • Menegon, M.; Salvidio, S. & Tilbury, C. 2002. A new dwarf chamaeleon from the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania, East Africa (Squamata: Rhampholeon Günther 1874). Journal of Herpetology 36 (1): 51-57 - get paper here
  • Müller, R. & hildenhagen, T. 2009. Untersuchungen zu Subdigital- und Subcaudalstrukturen bei Chamäleons (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae). Sauria 31 (3): 41-54 - 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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  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Stummelschwanzchamäleons - Miniaturdrachen des Regenwalds. Die Gattungen Brookesia und Rhampholeon. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 255 pp. [review in Reptilia, Münster, 11 (5): 94]
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  • Pfeffer, G. 1893. Ostafrikanische Reptilien und Amphibien, gesammelt von Herrn Dr. F. Stuhlmann im Jahre 1888 und 1889. Jb. Hamb. Wiss. Anst. 10: 71-105.
  • Rovero, F., Menegon, M., Fjeldså, J., Collett, L., Doggart, N., Leonard, C., Norton, G., Owen, N., Perkin, A., Spitale, D., Ahrends, A., Burgess, N. D. 2014. Targeted vertebrate surveys enhance the faunal importance and improve explanatory models within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12246 - get paper here
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  • SCHNEIDER, V.& N. LUTZMANN 2003. Das Stummelschwanzchamäleon Rhampholeon brevicaudatus, seine Haltung und Zucht. CHAMAELEO 13(1): 23-25 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
  • Tilbury C R; Emmrich D 1996. A new dwarf forest chameleon (Squamata: Rhampholeon Gunther 1874) from Tanzania, East Africa with notes on its infrageneric and zoogeographic relationships. Tropical Zoology 9 (1): 61-71 - get paper here
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