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Brookesia karchei BRYGOO, BLANC & DOMERGUE, 1970

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae (Brookesiinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymBrookesia karchei BRYGOO, BLANC & DOMERGUE 1970
Brookesia karchei — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 240
Brookesia karchei — NECAS 1999: 277
Brookesia karchei — TOWNSEND et al. 2009
Brookesia (Evoluticauda) karchei — GLAW et al. 2021 
DistributionMadagascar (Massif du Marojezy)

Type locality: Massif du Marojezy, 700 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA A0157; paratypes MNHN-RA A0158-A0159 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Dr. Jean-Paul Karche, a French biogeologist and vulcanologist at the Universite de Franche-Comte and the Universite du Nord Madagascar (1960s and 1970s). 
  • 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 1970. Notes sur les Brookesia de Madagascar. III. B. karchei n.sp. du Massif du Majorezy. Ann. Univ. Madagascar, Sciences 7: 267-271.
  • 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
  • Glaw, F., Köhler, J., Hawlitschek, O. et al. 2021. Extreme miniaturization of a new amniote vertebrate and insights into the evolution of genital size in chameleons. Sci Rep 11: 2522 - 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)
  • 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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