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Brookesia betschi BRYGOO, BLANC & DOMERGUE, 1974

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae (Brookesiinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymBrookesia betschi BRYGOO, BLANC & DOMERGUE 1974
Brookesia betschi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 240
Brookesia betschi — NECAS 1999: 276
Brookesia betschi — TOWNSEND et al. 2009 
DistributionMadagascar (known only from the type locality)

Type locality: foret de moyenne altitude (1300 m elevation) du Marojezy.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1973.1177; paratypes: MNHN-RA 1973.1178-1182 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Jean-Marie Betsch (1939-2013) who was an entomologist and Director of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 
  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E. R. & C. P. Blanc & C. A. Domergue 1974. Notes sur les Brookesia de Madagascar. VII. Brookesia du Marojezy. B. betschi et B. griveaudi n.sp. ( Reptilia, Squamata, Chamaeleonidae). Bull. Acad. Malgache 51(1): 167-184.
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Stump-tailed Chameleons. Miniature Dragons of the Rainforest. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 256 pp. [review in Elaphe 14 (1): 24]
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Thibaud, Jean-Marc & Jean-François Ponge 2016. Obituary -- Prof. Dr. habil. Jean-Marie Betsch. SOIL ORGANISMS 88 (3): iii-iv - get paper here
  • Townsend, T.M.; Vieites, D.R.; Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2009. Testing Species-Level Diversification Hypotheses in Madagascar: The Case of Microendemic Brookesia Leaf Chameleons. Systematic Biology 58 (6):641–656 - get paper here
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