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Trioceros oweni (GRAY, 1831)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesOwen's Chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleo oweni GRAY 1831: 7
Chamaelon owenii – GRAY 1831: 54
Chamaeleo tricornis DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 227
Chamaeleo bibroni MARTIN 1838: 65
Chamaeleo grayii - SWAINSSON 1839 (nom. subst. pro Chamaeleo oweni)
Triceras owenii — GRAY 1865: 352
Chamaeleo unicornis MOCQUARD 1906: 464
Chamaeleo oweni ssp. cristata STERNFELD 1912 (non Chamaeleo cristatus STUCHBURY 1837)
Chamaeleo michelli MÜLLER 1913
Chamaeleon owenii — SCHMIDT 1919: 583
Chamaeleon mitchelli SCHMIDT 1919: 584 (ex errore)
Chamaeleo oweni oweni – HILLENIUS 1959: 54
Chamaeleo oweni unicornis – HILLENIUS 1959: 54
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) oweni – KLAVER & BÖHME 1986: 59
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) oweni — NECAS 1999: 180
Trioceros oweni — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros oweni — TILBURY 2010: 700 
DistributionEquatorial Guinea (Bioko = Fernando Po, Mbini), Angola, Cameroon,
W/C/N Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Nigeria, Central African Republic

Type locality: Bioko, Äquatorial-Guinea. 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.
 
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.21.48-49 (2 specimens). 
CommentType species: Chamaeleo oweni GRAY 1831 is the type species of the genus Trioceros SWAINSON 1839. TILBURY & TOLLEY elevated Trioceros from subgenus to genus level and redefined the genus (see below).

Other generic synonyms include Pterosaurus Gray 1865; type species Chameleon cristatus Stutchbury 1837. Ensirostris Gray 1865; type species Ensirostris melleri Gray 1865.

Literature: The paper by GRAY is not present in our AMNH collection. 
References
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  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Duméril, A.M. C. and G. Bibron. 1836. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol. 3. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 528 pp. - 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
  • Gray, J. E. 1831. Description of a new species of chamaeleon discovered by Capt. Owen in Africa. Zoological Miscellany 1: 7. - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1865. Revision of the genera and species of Chamaeleonidae, with the description of some new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 15: 340-354 - get paper here
  • Harbort, J. & Herrmann H.-W. 2002. Untersuchungen an ausgewählten Chamäleon-Populationen am Mt. Nlonako/Kamerun mit Bemerkungen zu einem Chamaeleo camerunensis. Herpetofauna 24 (140): 25-34 - get paper here
  • Hillenius, D. 1959. The differentiation within the genus Chamaeleo LAURENTI 1768. Beaufortia, Amsterdam, 8: 1-92.
  • Klaver,C. & BÖHME,W. 1986. Phylogeny and classification of the Chamaeleonidae (Sauria), with special reference to hemipenis morphology. Bonn. zool. Monogr., 22: 1-64.
  • Martin, W. 1838. Three species of Chameleon from Fernando Po. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1838: 63-65 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, F. 1906. Description de quelques espéces nouvelles de Reptiles. Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris 7: 464-466. - get paper here
  • Müller, L. 1913. Über ein neues Chamäleon aus dem Uelledistrikt, Kongostaat. Zool. Anz. 41: 230- 234. - 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)
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  • Pauwels, O.S.G., Albert, J.L.; Vande Weghe, G. & Gramentz, D. 2007. Neue Reptiliennachweise von Franceville, Südost-Gabun. Elaphe 15 (3): 63-66 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. & Böhme, W. 2006. Owens Chamäleon, Chamaeleo owenii GRAY 1831, in Gabun. Elaphe 14 (4): 53-54 - get paper here
  • 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
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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
  • Swainson, W. 1839. The natural history of f ishes, amphibians, & reptiles, or monocardian animals. Vol. 2. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, London
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