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Trioceros ituriensis (SCHMIDT, 1919)

IUCN Red List - Trioceros ituriensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesIturi Forest Chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleon ituriensis SCHMIDT 1919: 589
Chamaeleo ituriensis — DE WITTE 1965
Chamaeleo tremperi NECAS 1994
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) tremperi — NECAS 1999: 171
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) ituriensis — NECAS 1999: 281
Chamaeleo tremperi — NECAS 2003
Trioceros ituriensis — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros ituriensis — TILBURY 2010: 637
Trioceros ituriensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 291 
DistributionE Zaire

Type locality: “Randberge am N.-W. Ufer des Tanganyika und Irumu-Mavambi-Urwald, Ost-Afrika”.

tremperi: Kenya; Type locality: Eldana River Station, Kenya  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 22377 (only one of the two original specimens); paratypes: PEM R9166–7 (formerly AMG 4314; AMNH 11530–31);
Holotype: NMW 7880.1 [tremperi] 
CommentSynonymy: following TiLBURY 2010.

Conservation: Chamaeleo (Trioceros) tremperi Necas 1994, may be extinct as the type material being old museum specimens from the beginning of the 20th century. An intense search for the species has remained unsuccessful (NECAS 2003). 
  • CONRADIE, WERNER; WILLIAM R. BRANCH, & GILLIAN WATSON 2019. Type specimens in the Port Elizabeth Museum, South Africa, including the historically important Albany Museum collection. Part 2: Reptiles (Squamata). Zootaxa 4576 (1): 001–045 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Klaver,Ch. J.J. & Böhme,W. 1997. Chamaeleonidae. Das Tierreich, 112: XIV, 1-85
  • Necas, P. 1994. Bemerkungen zur Chamäleon-Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, mit vorläufiger Beschreibung eines neuen Chamäleons aus Kenia (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Herpetozoa 7 (3/4): 95-108. - get paper here
  • Necas, P.; Modry, D.; Slapeta, J. R. 2003. Chamaeleo (Trioceros) narraioca n. sp. (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae), a new chameleon species from a relict montane forest of Mount Kulal, northern Kenya. Tropical Zoology 16 (1): 1-12 - get paper here
  • Necas, Petr 1999. Chameleons - Nature's Hidden Jewels. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt; 348 pp.; ISBN 3-930612-04-6 (Europe)<br />ISBN 1-57524-137-4 (USA, Canada)
  • Schmidt, Karl Patterson 1919. Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo based on the Collection of the American Congo Expedition, 1909-1915. Part I: turtles, crocodiles, lizards, and chamaeleons. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 39 (2): 385-624 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Tilbury, C. 2010. Chameleons of Africa: An Atlas, Including the Chameleons of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt M., 831 pp.
  • Tilbury, C. R. & Tolley, Krystal A. 2009. A re-appraisal of the systematics of the African genus Chamaeleo (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae). Zootaxa 2079: 57–68 - get paper here
  • Witte, G. F. de 1965. Les caméléons de l’Afrique centrale. Ann. Mus. Royal Afrique Centr., (ser. 8), Zool. 142: 1-215
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