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Furcifer belalandaensis (BRYGOO & DOMERGUE, 1970)

IUCN Red List - Furcifer belalandaensis - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Belalanda chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleo belalandaensis BRYGOO & DOMERGUE 1970
Furcifer belalandaensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 256
Furcifer belalandaensis — NECAS 1999: 283 
DistributionMadagascar (village de Belalanda, 4 km N of Tulear)

Type locality: Village de Belalanda, 4 km N. of Tulear, S.-W, Madagascar  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1969.0114 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Brygoo, E. R. & C. A. Domergue 1970. Notes sur les Chamaeleo de Madagascar. C. belalandaensis n.sp., Caméléon du Sud-Ouest. Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris 42 (2): 305-310. - get paper here
  • Gardner CJ, Raxworthy CJ, Metcalfe K, Raselimanana AP, Smith RJ, Davies ZG 2015. Comparing Methods for Prioritising Protected Areas for Investment: A Case Study Using Madagascar’s Dry Forest Reptiles. PLoS One 10 (7): e0132803, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132803 - 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. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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)
  • 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
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