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Trioceros harennae (LARGEN, 1995)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesTrioceros harennae harennae (LARGEN 1995)
Trioceros harennae fitchi (NECAS 2004) 
Common Names 
SynonymChamaeleo harennae LARGEN 1995
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) harennae — NECAS 1999: 281
Trioceros harennae — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros harennae — TILBURY 2010: 616

Trioceros harennae fitchi NECAS 2004
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) harennae fitchi NECAS 2004
Trioceros harennae fitchi — TILBURY 2010: 620
Trioceros harennae fitchi — GLAW 2015 
DistributionEthiopia (Katcha, Bale Mts.)

fitchi: Ethiopia; Type locality: Arbe Gona, Sidamo Province, Etiopia, 06° 37’N, 38° 40E,; elevation 2550 m elevation

Type locality: Katcha clearing, Harenna forest, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia 06°42' N 39°44' E, 2400 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: LIVCM 1986.212.246.
Holotype: ZFMK 81201, male; paraype: ZFMK 8120, female [fitchi] 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality.

T. h. fitchi has been named after Stephen Fitch, who discovered the population and assisted with the collection of the type. 
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  • Glaw, F. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). [type catalogue] Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 167–246 - get paper here
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  • Largen, M. L. 1995. A new species of chameleon (Reptilia Sauria Chamaeleonidae) from montane forest in Ethiopia. Tropical Zoology 8 (2): 333-339. - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Necas, P. 2004. Chamaeleo (Trioceros) harennae fitchi (Reptilia: Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), ein neues Chamaleon aus dem äthiopischen Hochland. Sauria 26 (1): 3-9 - get paper here
  • Necas, P.; Modry, D.; Slapeta, J. R. 2003. Chamaeleo (Trioceros) narraioca n. sp. (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae), a new chameleon species from a relict montane forest of Mount Kulal, northern Kenya. Tropical Zoology 16 (1): 1-12 - 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)
  • Spawls, Stephen; Tomáš Mazuch& Abubakr Mohammad 2023. Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of North-east Africa. Bloomsbury, 640 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
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