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Kinyongia uthmoelleri (MÜLLER, 1938)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesKinyongia uthmoelleri uthmoelleri MÜLLER 1938
Kinyongia uthmoelleri artytor LUTZMANN, STIPALA, LADEMANN, KRAUSE, WILMS & SCHMITZ 2010 
Common NamesE: Uthmöller‘s Chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleo uthmoelleri MÜLLER 1938
Bradypodion uthmoelleri — NECAS 1999: 191
Kinyongia uthmoelleri — TILBURY et al. 2006
Kinyongia uthmoelleri — TILBURY 2010: 409
Kinyongia uthmoelleri — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 276

Kinyongia uthmoelleri artytor LUTZMANN, STIPALA, LADEMANN, KRAUSE, WILMS & SCHMITZ 2010
Kinyongia uthmoelleri artytor — GLAW 2015: 214 
DistributionTanzania (Mt. Hanang, Ngorongoro Crater, Oldeani)

Type locality: Mount Hanang (Guruwe), C Tanzania.

artytor: Tanzania (South Pare Mountains and the Ngorongoro crater highlands); Type locality: South Pare Mountains.  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 1/1948
holotype: MHNG 2612.65, paratypes: ZFMK [artytor] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (artytor): A small chameleon, which differs from the nominate form on Mt. Hanang in the following characters: less convex scalation on body and head, smooth head crests, parietal crest distinctly bi-forked anteriorly, the ridge of the parietal crest contains only one scale row, a higher ratio of HL to HW and HL to HBL (relatively longer and narrower heads), smaller total length [153.0–199.0 mm in males (204.6–227.0 mm in K. u. uthmoelleri) and 151.0–173.7 mm in females (161.4–181.4 mm in K. u. uthmoelleri)] and no sexual dimorphism in the relative tail length. 
EtymologyNamed after Mr. Wolfgang Uthmöller, the collector of the types. He was affiliated with the Zoologische Staatssammlung München.

“The subspecies name “artytor” is the latinised substantive of the Greek verb “αρτυειν“ (artyein), which can be translated as “to prepare / to make ready requiring skills”. We name this new subspecies in honour and tribute to Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Böhme and his skills to prepare dozens of students on their way to scientific careers, which was also the case for four of the authors of this publication” (from LUTZMANN et al. 2010). 
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  • Lutzmann, Nicolá; Jan Stipala, Ralph Lademann, Patrick Krause, Thomas Wilms & Andreas Schmitz 2010. Description of a new subspecies of Kinyongia uthmoelleri (Müller, 1938) (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) with notes on its captive propagation. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 281–288 - get paper here
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