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Kinyongia oxyrhina (KLAVER & BÖHME, 1988)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rednose Dwarf Chameleon 
SynonymBradypodion oxyrhinum KLAVER & BÖHME 1988: 389
Bradypodion oxyrhinum — NECAS 1999: 195
Kinyongia oxyrhina — TILBURY et al. 2006
Kinyongia oxyrhina — TILBURY 2010: 389
Kinyongia oxyrhina — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 272 
DistributionTanzania (Uluguru Mts., Uzungwe Mts.)

Type locality: Mkoya in Ukami, Uluguru Mts., Tanzania  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 46406; Paratype: ZFMK 46407 (ex-ZMH R 01847), female 
EtymologyNamed after Gr.: oxys, shap pointed; rhis (> rhinos), nose; -us/a/um, adjectival ending: sharp-nosed denoting the pointed nasal appendage in male specimens (Charles Klaver, pers. comm., 11 Jan 2023). 
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  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Klaver, C. & W. Böhme 1988. Systematics of Bradypodion tenue (Matschie, 1892) (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) with a description of a new species from the Uluguru and Uzungwe Mountains, Tanzania. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 39 (4): 381-393. - get paper here
  • Lyakurwa, J.V., Howell, K.M., Munishi, L.K., Treydte, A.C. 2019. Uzungwa Scarp Nature Forest Reserve; a unique hotspot for reptiles in Tanzania. Acta Herpetologica 14 (1): 3-14 - get paper here
  • MANN, Gunter 2009. Zur Zucht von Kinyongia oxyrhina KLAVER & BÖHME 1988. Chamaeleo 19 (1): 32-36 - 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
  • Menegon, Michele; Nike Doggart, Nisha Owen 2008. The Nguru mountains of Tanzania, an outstanding hotspot of herpetofaunal diversity. Acta Herpetologica 3 (2): 107-127
  • Menegon, Michele; Simon P. Loader, Tim R.B. Davenport, Kim M. Howell, Colin R. Tilbury, Sophy Machaga, Krystal A. Tolley 2015. A new species of Chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Kinyongia) highlights the biological affinities between the Southern Highlands and Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Acta Herpetologica 10 (2): 111-120 - 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)
  • Rovero, F., Menegon, M., Fjeldså, J., Collett, L., Doggart, N., Leonard, C., Norton, G., Owen, N., Perkin, A., Spitale, D., Ahrends, A., Burgess, N. D. 2014. Targeted vertebrate surveys enhance the faunal importance and improve explanatory models within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12246 - 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
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