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Trioceros cristatus (STUTCHBURY, 1837)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Crested Chameleon
G: Kammchamäleon 
SynonymChamaeleon cristatus STUTCHBURY 1837: 361
? Pterosaurus cristatus — GRAY 1865: 349
Chamaeleon cristatus – WERNER 1911: 33
Chamaeleo cristatus – MERTENS 1966: 11
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) cristatus – KLAVER & BÖHME 1986:59
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) cristatus — NECAS 1999: 154
Trioceros cristatus — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros cristatus — TILBURY 2010: 579
Chamaeleo cristatus — LUTZMANN 2016 
DistributionBioko = Fernando Po, Equatorial Guinea (Mbini), Cameroon,
Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo

Type locality: Gaboon. 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: CBMAG A715; presumed lost (fide KLAVER & BOHME 1992: 446). 
CommentThe author, Samuel Stutchbury, was a curator at the museum of the Bristol Institution for the Advancement of Science, Literature and the Arts from 1831 to 1850 (Crane 1983). 
References
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  • Bonetti, Mathilde 2002. 100 Sauri. Mondadori (Milano), 192 pp.
  • Buchholz, R. 1874. Bemerkungen über die im Cameroongebiet vorkommenden Arten von Chamäleonen. Monatsber. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss., Berlin 1874: 77-89. - get paper here
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  • Crane, Michael D. 1983. Samuel Stutchbury (1798-1859), Naturalist and Geologist. Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Mar., 1983), pp. 189 -200 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Gonwouo, L.N.; LeBreton, M.; Wild, C.; Chirio, L.; Ngassam, P. & Tchamba, M.N. 2006. Geographic and ecological distribution of the endemic montane chameleons along the Cameroon maountain range. Salamandra 42 (4): 213-230 - get paper here
  • Hildenhagen, T. 2001. Haltung und Nachzucht des Kammchamäleons Chamaeleo (Trioceros) cristatus (STUTCHBURY 1837). Elaphe 9 (1): 2-9
  • Klaver, C. & W. Böhme 1992. The species of Chamaeleo cristatus group from Cameroon and adjacent countries, West Africa. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 43 (3): 433-476. - get paper here
  • Klaver,C. & BÖHME,W. 1986. Phylogeny and classification of the Chamaeleonidae (Sauria), with special reference to hemipenis morphology. Bonn. zool. Monogr. 22: 1-64. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
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  • Pauwels, O.S.G. & Vande weghe, J.P. 2008. Les reptiles du Gabon. Smithsonian Institution, Washington: 272 pp. - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; Overman, H. & Böhme, W. 2007. Das Kammchamäleon, Chamaeleo cristatus STUTCHBURY 1837, in Gabun. Elaphe 15 (2): 58-59 - get paper here
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  • Sternfeld,R. 1917. Reptilia und Amphibia. In: Schubotz, H. (Hrsg.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Zweiten Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition, 1910-1911 unter Führung Adolph Friedrichs, Herzog zu Mecklenburg. Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, [Band] 1, Zoologie, Lieferung 11; S. 407-510. - get paper here
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  • Werner, F. 1911. Das Tierreich - Chamaeleonidae. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 27: xi + 52 pp. - get paper here
 
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