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Trioceros ellioti (GÜNTHER, 1895)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMontane side-striped chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleon ellioti GÜNTHER 1895: 524
Chamaeleo bequaerti DE WITTE 1922: 69
Chamaeleon bitaeniatus ellioti — LÖNNBERG 1922
Chamaeleon bitaeniatus ellioti — LOVERIDGE 1936: 77
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) ellioti — NECAS 1999: 156
Trioceros ellioti — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros ellioti — TILBURY 2010: 593
Trioceros cf. ellioti — LUTZMANN et al. 2014
Chamaeleo ellioti — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013 
DistributionBurundi, Kenya, S Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, N/E Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Type locality: Bugoye, east foot of Ruwenzori Mts., Uganda. 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.
 
Reproductionovoviviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.20.99,1946.8.21.1-4 & 1946.8.22.17-20 (9 specimens). 
Comment 
References
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