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Acanthocercus kiwuensis (KLAUSEWITZ, 1957)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Kivu Blue-headed tree agama
G: Kivu-Blaukehlagame 
SynonymAgama atricollis kiwuensis KLAUSEWITZ 1957: 167
Agama atricollis kiwuensis — WERMUTH 1967: 9
Acanthocercus kiwuensis — WAGNER et al. 2018: 805 
DistributionDemocratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Type locality: Kissenji, Kiwu-See.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 23906 fide Wagner et al. 2018: 805; Paratype: ZFMK 95267 (ex-ZMB 54824), male, Kissenji, Kivu-See, Rwanda, collected by STEINMANN and STEIN, no collecting date. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Klausewitz 1957: 167

Description: Klausewitz 1957: 167

Coloration: Klausewitz 1957: 168 
CommentDistribution: See map in Wagner et al. 2018: 808 (Fig. 16). 
  • Klausewitz, W. 1957. Eidonomische Untersuchungen über die Rassenkreise Agama cyanogaster und Agama atricollis. 2. Die Unterarten von Agama atricollis. Senckenbergiana biologica 38: 157-174
  • Wagner, Philipp; Eli Greenbaum, Aaron M Bauer, Chifundera Kusamba & Adam D Leaché 2018. Lifting the blue-headed veil – integrative taxonomy of the Acanthocercus atricollis species complex (Squamata: Agamidae). African Journal of Herpetology - get paper here
  • Wermuth, Heinz 1967. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Agamidae. Das Tierreich 86: 1-127
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