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Kinyongia boehmei (LUTZMANN & NECAS, 2002)

IUCN Red List - Kinyongia boehmei - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Böhme’s two-horned chamaeleon
G: Böhmes Dreihornchamäleon, Taita-Zweihornchamäleon 
SynonymBradypodion tavetanum boehmei LUTZMANN & NECAS 2002
Bradypodion tavetanum boehmei — BÖHLE 2007
Kinyongia tavetana boehmei — TILBURY et al. 2006
Kinyongia boehmei — MARIAUX et al. 2008
Kinyongia boehemei — MENEGON et al. 2009 (in error)
Kinyongia boehmei — TILBURY 2010: 354
Kinyongia boehmei — LIVIGNI 2013: 279
Kinyongia boehmei — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 265 
DistributionSE Kenya (Taita hills), elevation 1200-2200 m

Type locality: Taita hills (SE Kenya)  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 63373, adult male; Paratypes: ZFMK 63370-372, ZFMK 63374-402, 
EtymologyNamed after WOLFGANG BöHME, German herpetologist 
  • Böhle, A. 2007. Die Haltung von Hochland-Chamäleons. Draco 7 (27): 40-44 - get paper here
  • Bretzel, J. & Gebler, J. 2019. Die Taita Hills - ein herpetologischer Bericht aus einer fragmentierten Landschaft. Elaphe 2019 (2): 80-85
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • LiVigni, F. (ed.) 2013. A Life for Reptiles and Amphibians, Volume 1. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 495 pp. - get paper here
  • Lutzmann, N. & Necas, P. 2002. Zum Status von Bradypodion tavetanum (STEINDACHNER 1891) aus den Taita Hills, Kenia, mit Beschreibung einer neuen Unterart (Reptilia: Sauria: Chamaeleonidae). Salamandra 38 (1): 5-14 - get paper here
  • Mariaux, Jean; Lutzmann, N. & Stipala, Jan 2008. The two-horned chamaeleons of East Africa. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2008, 152, 367–391 - get paper here
  • Measey, G. John; Krystal A. Tolley 2011. Sequential Fragmentation of Pleistocene Forests in an East Africa Biodiversity Hotspot: Chameleons as a Model to Track Forest History. PLoS One 6 (10): e26606. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026606 - 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
  • Rovatsos, Michail; Marie Altmanová , Martina Johnson Pokorná , Petr Velenský , Antonio Sánchez Baca Orcid and Lukáš Kratochvíl 2017. Evolution of Karyotypes in Chameleons. Genes 8(12): 382; doi:10.3390/genes8120382 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - 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.
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