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Brookesia ebenaui (BOETTGER, 1880)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae (Brookesiinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Northem Leaf Chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleo ebenaui BOETTGER 1880
Brookesia ebenaui — BOULENGER 1887: 475
Brookesia legendrei RAMANANTSOA 1980
Brookesia ebenaui — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 236
Brookesia legendrei — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 239
Brookesia ebenaui — KLAVER & BÖHME 1997
Brookesia ebenaui — NECAS 1999: 263
Brookesia ebenaui — D’CRUZE et al. 2007 
DistributionNosy Bé (= Nossi Be), N Madagascar

Type locality: Nossibé  
TypesHolotype: SMF 16515 
EtymologyNamed after Karl Ebenau, a zoologist who was German Consul in Madagascar (1880-1890), and who accompanied both Stumpff and Boettger. 
  • Andersson, Lars Gabriel 1910. Reptiles and batrachians from the north-west of Madagascar collected by V. Kaudern, 1906-1907. Arkiv för Zoologi 7 (7): 1-15. - get paper here
  • ANDRIANTSIMANARILAFY, RAPHALI RODLIS & JEANNENEY RABEARIVONY. 2021. A new record, with range extension, for the dwarf chameleon Brookesia ebenaui Boettger, 1880 from Beantely forest, north of Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 14: 551-553 - get paper here
  • Andriantsimanarilafy, Raphali Rodlis; Jeanneney Rabearivony 2021. A new record, with range extension, for the dwarf chameleon Brookesia ebenaui Boettger, 1880 from Beantely forest, north of Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 14: 551-553 - 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
  • Boettger, O. 1880. Diagnoses reptilium et batrachiorum novorum a Carolo Ebenau in insula Nossi-Bé Madagascariensi lectorum. Zool. Anz. 3: 279—283. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Jeremy Sabel, Katie Green, Jeffrey Dawson, Carlie Gardner, Janine Robinson, Georgina Starkie, Miguel Vences, and Frank Glaw. 2007. The First Comprehensive Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles at Montagne des Francais, Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 2 (2): 87-99 - get paper here
  • D’Cruze, N.; Köhler, J.; Franzen, M & Glaw, F. 2008. A conservation assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of the Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, north Madagascar. MADAGASCAR CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 3 (1): 44-54 - get paper here
  • 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. 2004. Die Herpetofauna Madagaskars: Vielfalt, Lebensweise und Gefährdung. Draco 5 (19): 4-21 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Klaver, Ch. J.J. & Böhme,W. 1997. Chamaeleonidae. Das Tierreich, 112: XIV, 1-85
  • 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, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Geheimnisvolle Mini-Drachen: Die Erd- und Stummelschwanzchamäleons der Gattungen Brookesia und Rhampholeon. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (48): 18-27 - get paper here
  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Mysterious Mini-Dragons: the stump-tailed chameleons Brookesia and Rhampholeon. Reptilia (GB) (35): 10-21 - 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)
  • Radonirina, Oninjatovo; H.; Randriamahatantsoa, B.; Rabibisoa, N.H.C.; Raxworthy, C.J. 2023. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Montagne des Français: An Update of the Distribution and Regional Endemicity. Animals 13: 3361 - get paper here
  • Ramanantsoa, G. A. 1980. Description de deux nouvelles espéces de Brookesia (Reptilia, Squamata, Chamaeleonidae): B. legendrei et B. bonsi. Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris 4(1): 685-693 [1979]
  • Randriamialisoa, Andriantsimanarilafy RR, Rakotondrina AJV, Rakotoarisoa JA, Nasaina RT, Rabearivony J, Raselimanana AP. 2023. Overview of Reptile Diversity from Bobaomby Complex, Northern Tip of Madagascar. . Animals 13 (21): 3396 - get paper here
  • Raxworthy, C. J. & R. A. Nussbaum 1995. Systematics, speciation and biogeography of the dwarf chameleons (Brookesia; Reptilia, Squamata, Chamaeleontidae) of northern Madagascar. Journal of Zoology 235: 525-558. - 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
  • Ziegler, Thomas; Joel Kamphausen, Frank Glaw, Angelica Crot- tini,, Gerardo Garcia, Dennis Rödder, Anna Rauhaus, Lilli Sten- ger & Anna Wahle 2022. Threatened Malagasy amphibians and reptiles in zoos – a call for enhanced implementation of the IUCN’s One Plan Approach Zool. Garten N.F. 90: 21-69 - get paper here
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