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Trioceros ntunte (NECAS, MODRY & SLAPETA, 2005)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMt Nyiru Chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleo (Trioceros) ntunte NECAS, MODRY & SLAPETA 2005
Trioceros ntunte — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros ntunte — TILBURY 2010: 696 
DistributionN Kenya (Mt. Nyiru)

Type locality: Kosi Kosi, on top of Mount Nyiru, elevation 2650 m, Kenya (02° 07’ 25’’ N, 036° 51’ 01’’ E). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZFMK 73963 
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Necas, Petr, David Modry and Jan R. Slapeta 2005. Chamaeleo (Trioceros) ntunte sp. n., a new chameleon species from Mt. Nyiru, northern Kenya. Herpetozoa 18 (3/4): 125-132 - 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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