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Rhampholeon marshalli BOULENGER, 1906

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Marshall's Stumptail Chameleon 
SynonymRhampholeon marshalli BOULENGER 1906
Chamaeleo (Bicuspis) marshalli — LOVERIDGE 1956
Chamaeleo marshalli — BROADLEY 1962
Rhampholeon marshalli — NECAS 1999: 257
Rhampholeon (Bicuspis) marshalli — MATTHEE et al. 2004
Rhampholeon (Bicuspis) marshalli — TILBURY 2010: 133
Rhampholeon marshalli — CAMPBELL & DENZER 2020 
DistributionE Zimbabwe (SE Mashonaland)

Type locality: Chirinda forest, 4500 ft elevation, SE Mashonaland.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.21.72, gravid female. Previously NHMUK1906.10.19.1. 
CommentSubspecies: Rhampholeon marshalli gorongosae BROADLEY 1971 has been elevated to full species status.

Type species: Rhampholeon marshalli BOULENGER 1906 is the type species of the subgenus Bicuspis LOVERIDGE 1956. 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the type, G. H. K. Marshall. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1906. Description of a new Chameleon genus Rhampholeon from Mashonaland. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 18: 346-347. - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. 1971. A rewiew of Rhampholeon marshalli Boulenger, with the description of a new subspecies from Mozambique (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae). Arnoldia 5 (10): 1-6
  • Broadley, D. G. 1971. A Field Study of the Dwarf Chameleon Rhampholeon marshalli in the bunga Forest National Park, Rhodesia: Objectives and Methods. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (8): 9-11 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. Notes on Chamaeleo mashalli. J. Herp. Assoc. Rhodesia 17/18: 18 - 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1956. A new subgenus of Chamaeleo from Rhodesia and new race of Mabuya from Keya Colony. Breviora (59): 1-4 - get paper here
  • Matthee, C.; Tilbury, C.R. & Townsend, T. 2004. A phylogenetic review of the African leaf chameleons: genus Rhampholeon (Chamaeleonidae): the role of vicariance and climate change in speciation. Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) B271: 1967-1975 - get paper here
  • Menegon, M.; Salvidio, S. & Tilbury, C. 2002. A new dwarf chamaeleon from the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania, East Africa (Squamata: Rhampholeon Günther 1874). Journal of Herpetology 36 (1): 51-57 - get paper here
  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Stump-tailed Chameleons. Miniature Dragons of the Rainforest. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 256 pp. [review in Elaphe 14 (1): 24]
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Tilbury C R; Emmrich D 1996. A new dwarf forest chameleon (Squamata: Rhampholeon Gunther 1874) from Tanzania, East Africa with notes on its infrageneric and zoogeographic relationships. Tropical Zoology 9 (1): 61-71 - 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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