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Trioceros rudis (BOULENGER, 1906)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRuwenzori side-striped chameleon, Coarse Chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleon rudis BOULENGER 1906: 473
Chamaeleo bitaeniatus graueri STERNFELD 1912: 250
Chamaeleo bitaeniatus tornieri STERNFELD 1912
Chamaeleo burgeoni DE WITTE 1933
Chamaeleon bitaeniatus rudis — LOVERIDGE 1936: 77
Chamaeleon rudis BOULENGER 1911
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) rudis — NECAS 1999: 148
Chamaeleo rudis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 13
Chamaeleo rudis — RAZETTI & MSUYA 2002
Trioceros rudis — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros rudis — TILBURY 2010: 722 
DistributionBurundi, Rwanda, W Uganda, Kenya, E Zaire (Democratic Republic, Sudan (Tilbury 2010)

Type locality: Mt. Ruwenzori, 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.
 
TypesHolotype (by monotypy): BMNH 1946.8.21.6. 
CommentKLAVER & BÖHME (1997) also include sternfeldi in the synonymy of C. rudis which is now considered as a valid species by many authors. 
References
  • Böhme, W. & Klaver, C.C. 1980. The systematic status of Chamaeleo kinetensis SCHMIDT 1943 (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) from the Imantong Mountains, Sudan, with comments on lung and hemipenial morphology within the C. bitaeniatus group. Amphibia-Reptilia 1: 3-17 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, GEORGE A. 1906. On a new chameleon from Mount Ruwenzori. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 18: 473 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • de Witte, G. F. 1933. Batraciens et reptiles recueillis par M.L. Burgeon au Ruwenzori, au Kivu et au Tanganika. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 24: 111- 123.
  • Krause, P. & Böhme, W. 2010. Anew chameleon of the Trioceros bitaeniatus complex from Mt. Hanang, Tanzania, East Africa (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Bonn zool. Bull. 57 (1): 19-29 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
  • Lutzmann, N. 1998. Anmerkungen zu einer Nachzuchtstatistik. Elaphe 6 (4): 76-79
  • 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)
  • Razzetti, E. & Msuya, C.A. 2002. Field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Arusha National Park (Tanzania). Publ. Ed. Negri Istituto, Oikos, Varese, 84 pp.
  • Roelke, Corey E. & Smith, E.N. 2010. Herpetofauna, Parc National des Volcans, North Province, Republic of Rwanda. Check List 6 (4): 525-531 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, W.; Tamm, K. & Wallikewitz, E. 2010. Chamäleons - Drachen unserer Zeit. Natur und Tier Verlag, 328 pp. [review in Reptilia 101: 64, 2013] - get paper here
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2001. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147]
  • Sternfeld, R. 1912. Der Formenkreis des Chamaeleon bitaeniatus. Sber. Ges. naturf. Freunde, Berlin 7: 379-384.
  • STIPALA, JAN; NICOLA LUTZMÁNN, PATRICK K. MALONZA, LUCA BORGH-ESIO, PAUL WILKINSON, BRENDAN GODLEY, 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 & 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
  • van Hoof, J. et al. 2006. Kameleons, een fascinerende hobby. Lacerta 64 (5-6): 1-96 - get paper here
 
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