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Furcifer tuzetae (BRYGOO, BOURGAT & DOMERGUE, 1972)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymChamaeleo tutzetae BRYGOO, BOURGAT & DOMERGUE 1972
Furcifer tuzetae — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 253
Furcifer tuzetae — NECAS 1999: 283 
DistributionMadagascar (Andrenalamivola, canton de Befandriana sud)

Type locality: Andrenalamivola, canton de Befandriana sud, S.W. Madagascar  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1993.0258 (former MNHN-RA A0258) 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Odette Tuzet (1906-1976), a biologist and parasitologist who worked at Banyuls, the University of Paris' laboratory on the Mediterranean. 
  • 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. & R. Bourgat & C. A. Domergue 1972. Notes sur les Chamaeleo de Madagascar. C. tuzetae n.sp., nouvelle espéce du Sud-Ouest. Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris (3) 27 Zool. 21: 133-146.
  • 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)
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