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Kinyongia adolfifriderici (STERNFELD, 1912)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Ituri chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleon adolfi-friderici STERNFELD 1912: 258
Chamaeleo adolfi-friederici HILLENIUS 1963 (ex errore)
Chamaeleon adolfi-friderici — SCHMIDT 1919: 593
Chamaeleo adolfifriderici — MERTENS 1966
Bradypodion adolfifriderici — KLAVER & BÖHME 1986
Chamaeleo adolfifriederici [sic] — BROADLEY 1998
Bradypodion adolfifriderici — NECAS 1999: 275
Kinyongia adolfifriderici — TILBURY et al. 2006
Kinyongia adolfifriderici — TILBURY 2010: 346
Kinyongia cf. adolfifriderici — LUTZMANN et al. 2014
Kinyongia adolfifriderici — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 264 
DistributionRwanda, Uganda, N/E Zaire = Democratic Republic of the Congo

Type locality: Irumu-Mavambi forest, Ituri, Zaire.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 22709. 
Etymologynamed after Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg who led the German Central Africa Expedition in 1907–1908 where the types were collected. 
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  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Hillenius, D. 1963. Notes on chameleons I. Comparative cytology: aid and new complications in Chameleon-taxonomy. Beaufortia, Amsterdam 9: 201-218
  • Hughes, D.F. 2018. Comparative Phylogeography, Taxonomy, and Neuroanatomy of Montane Chameleons in the Albertine Rift, Central Africa. PhD Thesis, UT El Paso, - get paper here
  • Klaver, C. & BÖHME,W. 1986. Phylogeny and classification of the Chamaeleonidae (Sauria), with special reference to hemipenis morphology. Bonner zool. Monogr. 22: 1-64. - get paper here
  • Lutzmann, Nicolá; Benoit Nzigidahera, Max Dehling, Eberhard Fischer, Onesphore Masabo, David Hellendrung, Uli Wagner, Walter Herwig, Armin Hummel, Ralph Lademann, Dominik & Natascha Rochna 2014. Chamäleons in Burundi und erste Daten zur Biologie aus der Terrarienhaltung. Draco 15 (58): 38-53 - get paper here
  • Menegon M, Tolley KA, Jones T, Rovero F, Marshall AR, Tilbury CR 2009. A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Kinyongia) from the Magombera forest and the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania. African Journal of Herpetology 58 (2): 59-70 - 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, Karl Patterson 1919. Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo based on the Collection of the American Congo Expedition, 1909-1915. Part I: turtles, crocodiles, lizards, and chamaeleons. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 39 (2): 385-624 - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1912. IV. Zoologie II. Lfg. Reptilia. In: Schubotz., R. (ed.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika Expedition 1907- 1908, unter Führung A. Friedrichs, Herzogs zu Mecklenburg. Klinkhard und Biermann, Leipzig: 197-279 [published 1912, not 1913, as often cited, see Männel & Kucharzewski 2017] - get paper here
  • Tilbury C.R., Tolley K.A. & Branch W.R. 2006. A review of the systematics of the genus Bradypodion (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), with the description of two new genera. Zootaxa 1363, 23–38 (correction in Zootaxa 1426: 68) - get paper here
  • Tilbury, C. 2010. Chameleons of Africa: An Atlas, Including the Chameleons of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt M., 831 pp.
  • TILBURY, COLIN R. & KRYSTAL A. TOLLEY 2015. Contributions to the herpetofauna of the Albertine Rift: Two new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) from an isolated montane forest, south eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Zootaxa 3905 (3): 345–364 - get paper here
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