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Trioceros camerunensis (MÜLLER, 1909)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymChamaeleon camerunensis MÜLLER 1909
Chamaeleo montium camerunensis — MERTENS 1964
Chamaeleo camerunensis — KLAVER & BÖHME 1992
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) camerunensis — NECAS 1999: 281
Trioceros camerunensis — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros camerunensis — TILBURY 2010: 568 
DistributionCameroon (lowlands)

Type locality: Dibongo near Edea, Cameroon  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesLectotype: ZSM 425/1909; Paraleclolype: ZFMK 19448, male, Dibongo near Edea), S Cameroun, collected by ROHDE, 1908. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Barej, Michael F.; Ivan Ineich, Václav Gvoždík,, Nathaly Lhermitte-Vallarino, Nono Legrand Gonwouo, Matthew LeBreton, Ursula Bott, & Andreas Schmitz 2010. Insights into chameleons of the genus Trioceros (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) in Cameroon, with the resurrection of Chamaeleon serratus Mertens, 1922. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 211–229 - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Gonwouo, L.N.; LeBreton, M.; Wild, C.; Chirio, L.; Ngassam, P. & Tchamba, M.N. 2006. Geographic and ecological distribution of the endemic montane chameleons along the Cameroon maountain range. Salamandra 42 (4): 213-230 - get paper here
  • Harbort, J. & Herrmann H.-W. 2002. Untersuchungen an ausgewählten Chamäleon-Populationen am Mt. Nlonako/Kamerun mit Bemerkungen zu einem Chamaeleo camerunensis. Herpetofauna 24 (140): 25-34 - get paper here
  • Klaver, C. & W. Böhme 1992. The species of Chamaeleo cristatus group from Cameroon and adjacent countries, West Africa. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 43 (3): 433-476. - get paper here
  • Müller, L. 1909. Vorläufige Mitteilung über ein neues Chamäleon und ein neuen Gecko aus Kamerun. Jahrb. Nassau Ver. Nat., Wiesbaden 62: 111- 115.
  • 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)
  • Snyder, Andrew 2012. A Short History of Herp Illustration. HerpNation (9): 6-12 - 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.
  • Tilbury, C. R. & Tolley, Krystal A. 2009. A re-appraisal of the systematics of the African genus Chamaeleo (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae). Zootaxa 2079: 57–68 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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