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Trioceros narraioca (NECAS, MODRY & SLAPETA, 2003)

IUCN Red List - Trioceros narraioca - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMount Kulal Chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleo (Trioceros) narraioca NECAS, MODRY & SLAPETA 2003
Trioceros narraioca — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros narraioca — TILBURY 2010: 691
Trioceros narraioca — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 299 
DistributionKenya (montane forest zone of Mount Kulal)

Type locality: 2 km north of Gatab in the montane forest of Mount Kulal, Northern Frontier Division of Kenya, 02° 39’E 52.6’’N; 36° 56’ 11.4’’ E, elevation 1800 m elevation  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 73956, paratypes: ZFMK 73957-962, NMP P6V-071281, ZMB 79556 (formerly ZFMK 73959) 
Diagnosis 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after its local name in the Samburu language. 
References
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Mlíkovský, Jiří; Petr Benda, Jiří Moravec & Radek Šanda 2011. Type specimens of recent vertebrates in the collections of the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Journal of the National Museum (Prague), Natural History Series 180 (10): 133-164
  • NECAS , P. 2004. Chamäleons die unbekannten Wesen - Vorstellung von Chamaeleo (Trioceros) narraioca NECAS, MODRY & ?LAPETA, 2003. CHAMAELEO 14(1): 22-23. - 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
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • STIPALA, JAN; NICOLA LUTZMÁNN, PATRICK K. MALONZA, LUCA BORGH-ESIO, PAUL WILKINSON, BRENDAN GODLEY, MATTHEW R. EVANS 2011. A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) from the highlands of northwest Kenya. Zootaxa 3002: 1–16 - get paper here
  • STIPALA, JAN; NICOLA LUTZMANN, PATRICK K. MALONZA, PAUL WILKINSON, BRENDAN GODLEY, JOASH NYAMACHE & MATTHEW R. EVANS 2012. A new species of chameleon (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) from the Aberdare Mountains in the central highlands of Kenya. Zootaxa 3391: 1–22 - 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
 
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