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Kinyongia uluguruensis (LOVERIDGE, 1957)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Uluguru two-horned chamaeleon
G: Uluguru Zweihornchamäleon 
SynonymChamaeleo fischeri uluguruensis LOVERIDGE 1957: 3
Bradypodion fischeri uluguruensis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 12
Kinyongia fischeri uluguruense — TILBURY et al. 2006
Kinyongia uluguruensis — MARIAUX et al. 2008
Kinyongia uluguruensis — TILBURY 2010: 404
Kinyongia uluguruensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 276 
DistributionTanzania (Uluguru Mts., 1300-2400 m elevation)

Type locality: Kingokwa, Uluguru Mts., Tanzania  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 54496 Male 
DiagnosisDifferential diagnosis: Differs from all two-horned species, except K. tavetana and K. boehmei, by its lateral crest originating behind eye; differs from those two species by its flattened interorbital scales and longer dorsal crest. 
Etymologynamed after its type locality. 
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1957. On a third collection of reptiles taken in Tanganyika by C.J.P. Ionides, Esq. Tanganyika Notes and Records 43: 1-19
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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