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Furcifer willsii (GÜNTHER, 1890)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Wills’ chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleon willsii GÜNTHER 1890: 71
Furcifer willsii — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 257
Furcifer willsii — NECAS 1999: 284
Furcifer willsii — NECAS 2012 
DistributionC Madagascar

Type locality: Forest-district east of Imerina, Madagascar  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.21.59-62 (two males and two females). Previously NHMUK1889.8.28.14–17. 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the types, J. Wills. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gehring, P.-S., F. M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences 2010. Filling the gaps – amphibian and reptile records from lowland rainforests in eastern Madagascar. Salamandra 46 (4): 214-234 - 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
  • Günther, A. 1890. Tenth Contribution to the Knowledge of the Fauna of Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 5: 69-72. - get paper here
  • Lobón-Rovira, R., Belluardo, F., Rasoazanany, M., Rosa, G. M. & Crottini, A. 2021. Canopy chameleon (Furcifer willsii) consumption by common big-eyed snake (Mimophis mahfalensis) in Fivahona Forest, eastern Madagascar. Malagasy Nature, 14: 81-83 - get paper here
  • Necas, P. 2012. Chamäleons der Gattung Furcifer. Reptilia (Münster) 17 (95): 20-27 - 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
  • Zimmermann, H. 2001. Das erste “deutsche” Naturschutzgebiet in Madagaskar, der “Drachenbaum-Regenwald Maromiza bei Andasibe und seine Herpetofauna. Herpetofauna 23 (134): 28-34 - get paper here
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