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Bradypodion thamnobates RAW, 1976

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Midlands Dwarf Chameleon, Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleon 
SynonymBradypodion thamnobates RAW 1976: 154
Bradypodion thamnobates — KLAVER & BÖHME 1997
Bradypodion thamnobates — NECAS 1999: 206
Bradypodion thamnobates — TILBURY 2010: 316 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Natal Midlands from Mooi River to Bulwer and Dargle)

Type locality: Nottingham Road, Natal, S. Africa  
TypesHolotype: LRC 825 (private collection of Lynn Raw, specimens are in Denmark, L. Raw, pers. comm., 24 Oct 2018) 
CommentDistribution: For a map see TOLLEY et al. (2004).

“Near threatened” (HILTON-TAYLOR 2000). 
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