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Trioceros chapini (DE WITTE, 1964)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Gray Chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleo chapini DE WITTE 1964
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) chapini — NECAS 1999: 281
Trioceros chapini — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros chapini — TILBURY 2010: 572 
DistributionGabon, C Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Type locality: Lukolela, Terr. of Bikoro, Equator district of the province Equator, Congo (= Zaire).  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 45885, adult female 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. James Paul Chapin (1889-1964), an American ornithologist and co-leader ofthe Lang-Chapin expedition, which made the first comprehensive biological survey of the Belgian Congo (1909-1915). 
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  • 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)
  • Pauwels, O.S.G. & Vande Weghe, J.P. 2008. Les reptiles du Gabon. Smithsonian Institution, Washington: 272 pp. - 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
  • Witte, G. F. de 1964. A new chameleon from the Congo. American Museum Novitates 2192: 1-3. - get paper here
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