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Trioceros wiedersheimi (NIEDEN, 1910)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Mount Lefo Chameleon
G: Wiedersheims Chamäleon 
SynonymChamaeleon wiedersheimi NIEDEN 1910
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) wiedersheimi – KLAVER & BÖHME 1986
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) wiedersheimi — NECAS 1999: 154
Trioceros wiedersheimi — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros wiedersheimi — TILBURY 2010: 761
Chamaeleo wiedersheimi — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013 
DistributionCameroon (Tschabal Mbabo, Bemenda-Banso Highlands, Manegouba Mts.), Nigeria (Gotel Mts., Obudu plateau, Mambila)

Type locality: Gendero-Gebirge (=Tchabal Mbabo) und Tsch’a (Bekom), Bamenda Distrikt, Kamerun. Restricted: Tchabal Mbabo, Kamerun (fide KLAVER & BÖHME 1992: 467). 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.
TypesLectotype: ZMB 21873, designated by Klaver & Böhme (1992). 
CommentPERRET (1957) describes some female C. wiedersheimi that were actually C. quadricornis. Chamaeleo serratus MERTENS 1922 has been revalidated and removed from the synonym of T. wiedersheimi by BAREJ et al. 2010. 
  • Barej, Michael F.;, Ivan Ineich, Václav Gvoždík,, Nathaly Lhermitte-Vallarino, Nono Legrand Gonwouo, Matthew LeBreton, Ursula Bott, & Andreas Schmitz 2010. Insights into chameleons of the genus Trioceros (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) in Cameroon, with the resurrection of Chamaeleon serratus Mertens, 1922. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 211–229 - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • 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
  • Herrmann, Hans-Werner; Schmitz, Andreas; Herrmann, Patricia A. & Böhme, Wolfgang 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of the Tchabal Mbabo mountains, Adamaoua plateau, Cameroon. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 55 (1/2): 27-35 - get paper here
  • Hillenius, D. 1978. Notes on chameleons IV. A new chameleon from the Miocene of Fort Ternan, Kenya (Chamaeleonidae, Reptilia). [C. intermedius]. Beaufortia 28 (343): 9-15
  • Höveler, G. 1999. Haltung und Nachzucht von Chamaeleo (Trioceros) wiedersheimi perreti KLAVER & BÖHME 1992. Elaphe 7 (1): 2-8
  • Klaver, C. & W. Böhme 1992. The species of Chamaeleo cristatus group from Cameroon and adjacent countries, West Africa. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 43 (3): 433-476. - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1922. Ein neues Chamäleon aus Kamerun. Zool. Anz. 54: 190-192. - get paper here
  • Müller, R.; Walbröl, U. & Koch, A. 2007. Weitere Beobachtungen und Bemerkungen zur Wasseraufnahme bei Chamäleons (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae). Sauria 29 (1): 23-32 - 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)
  • Nieden, F. 1910. Verzeichnis der bei Amani in Deutschostafrika vorkommenden Reptilien und Amphibien. Sber. Ges. naturf. Freunde, Berlin 10: 41-452.
  • Nieden, F. 1910. Die Reptilien (ausser der Schlangen) und Amphibien. In: Die Fauna der deutschen Kolonien. Reihe 1. Kamerun Heft 2. Berlin: 75pp.
  • Nieden, F. 1910. Neue Reptilien und Amphibien aus Kamerun. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 76: 234- 246. - get paper here
  • Perret, J. L. 1957. Découverte de la femelle Chamaeleo quadricornis Tornier et nore sur les Camélèons du Cameroun. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 64 (4): 79-89 - get paper here
  • Pietschmann, J. 1995. Vorstellung der in der Zuchtgemeinschaft Chamaeleonidae gezüchteten Chamäleonarten. Teil 2: Chamaeleo (Trioceros) wiedersheimi Nieden, 1910 und die Zucht von Chamaeleo (Triocerus) wiedersheimi perreti Klaver & Böhme, 1992. Sauria 17 (2): 25-30 - get paper here
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - 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
  • 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
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
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