Calumma globifer (GÜNTHER, 1879)
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|Higher Taxa||Chamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Chamaeleon globifer GÜNTHER 1879|
Chamaeleon globifer — WERNER 1911
Chamaeleo globifer — MERTENS 1966
Calumma globifer — KLAVER & BÖHME 1986
Calumma globifer — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 251
Calumma globifer — NECAS 1999: 241
Calumma globifera — ARNDT 2002
Calumma globiferum — LUTZMANN & LUTZMANN 2004
Calumma globiferum — WALBRÖL & WALBRÖL 2004
Calumma globiferum — WALBRÖL & WALBRÖL 2005
Calumma globifer — GLAW 2005
Calumma globifera — BÖHLE 2007
Calumma globiferum — SCHMIDT et al. 2010
Calumma globifer — CAMPBELL & DENZER 2020
Type locality: near Antananarivo, Madagascar.
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 1922.214.171.124-54 (2 males), previously NHMUK18126.96.36.199–3.|
|Diagnosis||Original description: “Each canthus rostralis terminates (in the male) in an erect globular protuberance in front; behind, it passes uninterruptedly into the superciliary and lateral occipital ridge; the occipital region being flat (without projecting median ridge), slanting from behind forwards, and with an obtusely rounded margin behind. No occipital flap. The spinous processes of the vertebral column form a crest, which, however, shows no denticulation, and but an indistinct serration immediately behind the head. Throat and abdomen without median crest. The sides of the body are uniformly finely granular; but the dorsal crest is covered with larger quadrangular scutes arranged in vertical series, some of which descend into the fine granulation of the side of the body. The legs, loins, and sides of the throat with numerous round flat tubercles interspersed between the fine granules ; also the skin of the cheek is similarly covered. Temple very rough with series of prominent oblong tubercles. Heel without prominence. Very dark-coloured, a more or less distinct small white spot on the middle of the side ; each toe generally with a narrow white ring.|
Two males, 10 inches long, the tail measuring exactly one half.” (Günther 1879: 149)
|Comment||Color plate in Elaphe 4/96: 81|
Nomenclature: Note that this species needs to be called globifer because of a special rule in the “code” according to which epithets that end in -fer and -ger need to be treated as nouns, unless the author explicitely states something else (LUTZMANN, pers. comm.).
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