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Kinyongia carpenteri (PARKER, 1929)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Carpenter’s chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleo carpenteri PARKER 1929
Bradypodion carpenteri — NECAS 1999: 275
Kinyongia carpenteri — TILBURY et al. 2006
Kinyongia carpenteri — TILBURY 2010: 359
Kinyongia carpenteri — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 267 
DistributionW Uganda, E Zaire (= Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ruwenzori Mts.)

Type locality: Mt. Ruwenzori, 6500 ft. elevation  
TypesHolotype: NHMUK 1946.8.21.63, male, previsously BMNH 1928.11.23.6. 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the types, Dr. Geoffiey Douglas Hale Carpenter (1882-1953), a physician and specialist in tropical medicine. He became Hope Professor of Entomology, Oxford, and is particularly remembered for his work on Ugandan butterflies and for research into the causes of sleeping sickness. 
  • 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
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - 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)
  • Parker, H. W. 1929. A new Chamaeleon from Mt. Ruwenzori. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 3: 280-281. - 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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