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Trioceros goetzei (TORNIER, 1899)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesTrioceros goetzei goetzei (TORNIER 1899)
Trioceros goetzei nyikae (LOVERIDGE 1953) 
Common NamesE: Ilolo Chameleon 
SynonymChamaeleon goetzei TORNIER 1899: 413
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) goetzei — NECAS 1999: 281
Trioceros goetzei — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros goetzei — TILBURY 2010: 608
Trioceros goetzei — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 287

Trioceros goetzei nyikae (LOVERIDGE 1953)
Chamaeleo goetzei nyikae LOVERIDGE 1953
Chamaeleo goetzei nyikae — MERTENS 1966
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) goetzei nyikae — KLAVER & BÖHME 1997: 40
Trioceros goetzei nyikae — GLAW 2015 
DistributionTanzania (Uzungwe Mts., Poroto Mts., Rungwe Mts., Ubena Mts., Ukinga Mts., Uzungwe Mts.), Malawi (Nyika Plateau )

Type locality: Uhehe, Tanzania.

nyikae: Malawi (Nyika Plateau); Terra typica: Nyika Plateau, dIrectly above Nchenachena (apprax, 7500 ft. elevation), Nyassaland (= Malawi).  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 14972.
Holotype: MCZ 50554 [nyikae] 
EtymologyNamed after Walther Goetze (1872-ca. 1900), a German botanist. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
  • Hughes, DF, Blackburn, DG. 2019. Evolutionary origins of viviparity in Chamaeleonidae. J Zool Syst Evol Res. 58 (1): 284-302 [2020] - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1953. Herpetological results of the Berner-Carr entomological survey of the Shire Valley, Nyasaland. Quarterly J. Florida Acad. Sci. 16 (3): 139-150. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1953. Zoological Results of a fifth expedition to East Africa. III. Reptiles from Nyasaland and Tete. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 110 (3): 142-322. - get paper here
  • 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)
  • Pietersen, Darren, Verburgt, Luke & Davies, John 2021. Snakes and other reptiles of Zambia and Malawi. Struik Nature / Penguin Random House South Africa, 376 pp., ISBN 9781775847373
  • Rovero, F., Menegon, M., Fjeldså, J., Collett, L., Doggart, N., Leonard, C., Norton, G., Owen, N., Perkin, A., Spitale, D., Ahrends, A., Burgess, N. D. 2014. Targeted vertebrate surveys enhance the faunal importance and improve explanatory models within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12246 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 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
  • Tornier, G. 1899. Neues über Chamaeleons. Zool. Anz. 22: 408-414. - get paper here
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