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Brookesia stumpffi BOETTGER, 1894

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae (Brookesiinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Plated Leaf Chameleon
G: Stachelchamäleon 
SynonymBrookesia stumpffi BOETTGER 1894
Brookesia stumpffi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 236
Brookesia stumpffi — KLAVER & BÖHME 1997
Brookesia stumpffi — NECAS 1999: 268
Brookesia stumpffi— PIANKA & VITT 2003: 11
Brookesia stumpffi — TOWNSEND et al. 2009
Brookesia stumpffi — CAMPBELL & DENZER 2020 
DistributionNossi Be = Nosy Bé, NW Madagascar, Nosy Komba, Nosy Sakatia.

Type locality: restricted to Insel Nossibé (= Nosy Bé), off N.W Madagascar  
TypesLectotype: SMF 16475; Paralectotypes: NHMUK1946.8.21.68–69 (Previously NHMUK1894.4.11.1–2), one male and one female, coll. and don. Prof. Boettger. 
EtymologyNamed after Anton Stumpff, a traveler and collector who accompanied Ebenau on his visit to Nossi-Be Island,Madagascar.  
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1894. Eine neue Brookesia (Chamaeleontidae) aus Nossibé. Zool. Anz. 17: 182—185. - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E. R. & C. A. Domergue 1971. Notes sur les Brookesia (Chaméléonidés) de Madagascar. Description d'une espéce nouvelle, B. antoetrae n.sp., et des hémipénis de B. stumpffi et B. ebenaui. Remarques sur la répartition de B. stumpffi. . Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat. Paris (2) 42 (5): 830-838. - get paper here
  • CAMPBELL, PATRICK D; WOLFGANG DENZER 2020. Annotated catalogue of chameleon types in the collection of the Natural History Museum, UK (NHMUK) (Reptilia: Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Zootaxa 4742 (3): 481–500 - get paper here
  • CROTTINI, ANGELICA; AURÉLIEN MIRALLES, FRANK GLAW, D. JAMES HARRIS, ALEXANDRA LIMA & MIGUEL VENCES 2012. Description of a new pygmy chameleon (Chamaeleonidae: Brookesia) from central Madagascar. Zootaxa 3490: 63–74 - 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
  • DURKIN, LOUISE; MARK D. STEER, AND ELISE M.S. BELLE 2011. Herpetological Surveys of Forest Fragments Between Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Ankarana Special Reserve, Northern Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 6 (1): 114-126 - 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. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Hyde-Roberts, S. & C. Daly 2014. A rapid herpetofaunal assessment of Nosy Komba Island, northwestern Madagascar, with new locality records for seventeen species. Salamandra 50 (1): 18-26 - get paper here
  • Miller, Christina 2017. Morphological and Roosting Variation in the Dwarf Chameleon Brookesia stumpffi between Primary, Secondary, and Degraded Habitats in Nosy Be, Madagascar. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 12 (3) - get paper here
  • Müller, R. & hildenhagen, T. 2009. Untersuchungen zu Subdigital- und Subcaudalstrukturen bei Chamäleons (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae). Sauria 31 (3): 41-54 - get paper here
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  • 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)
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  • Rakotoarison, Andolalao; Jesse Erens, Fanomezana M. Ratsoavina, Miguel Vences 2015. Amphibian and reptile records from around the Betsiboka delta area in North-Western Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 8: 535-543 - get paper here
  • 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.; ENRIQUE MARTINEZ-MEYER; NED HORNING; RONALD A. NUSSBAUM; GREGORY E. SCHNEIDER; MIGUEL A. ORTEGA-HUERTA & A. TOWNSEND PETERSON 2003. Predicting distributions of known and unknown reptile species in Madagascar. Nature 426: 837 - 841 - get paper here
  • Rovatsos, Michail; Marie Altmanová , Martina Johnson Pokorná , Petr Velenský , Antonio Sánchez Baca Orcid and Lukáš Kratochvíl 2017. Evolution of Karyotypes in Chameleons. Genes 8(12): 382; doi:10.3390/genes8120382 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, W. 1986. Brookesia stumpffi BOETTGER, 1894. Sauria 8 (2) Suppl.: 041–042 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, W.; Henkel, F.W. & Böhme, W. 1989. Zur Haltung und Fortpflanzungsbiologie von Brookesia stumpffi BOETTGER 1894 (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae). Salamandra 25 (1): 14-20 - 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
  • 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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