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Trioceros ellioti (GÜNTHER, 1895)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Montane side-striped chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleon ellioti GÜNTHER 1895: 524
Chamaeleo bequaerti DE WITTE 1922: 69
Chamaeleon bitaeniatus ellioti — LÖNNBERG 1922
Chamaeleon bitaeniatus ellioti — LOVERIDGE 1936: 77
Chamaeleo ellioti — RAND 1963: 13
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) ellioti — NECAS 1999: 156
Trioceros ellioti — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros ellioti — TILBURY 2010: 593
Trioceros cf. ellioti — LUTZMANN et al. 2014
Chamaeleo ellioti — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013
Trioceros ellioti — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 286 
DistributionBurundi, Kenya, Republic of South Sudan (RSS), Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, N/E Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Type locality: Bugoye, east foot of Ruwenzori Mts., Uganda (restricted by Loveridge 1944: 147).  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.20.99,1946.8.21.1-4 & 1946.8.22.17-20 (9 specimens). Possibly further syntypes in BMNH fide Campbell & Denzer 2020. 
EtymologyNamed after Captain George Francis Scott Elliot (1862-1934), botanist, traveler, and author. He was trained in mathematics at Cambridge (1882) and in science at Edinburgh (1885). He traveled to South Africa (1885), Mauritius, Madagascar, Egypt and other places in Africa. He became Professor of Botany, Glasgow Veterinary College (1896-1904) and later a soldier in WWI at the age of 52. 
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