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Trioceros pfefferi (TORNIER, 1900)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Pfeffer's Chameleon
G: Pfeffers Chamäleon 
SynonymChamaeleon pfefferi TORNIER 1900: 21
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) pfefferi – KLAVER & BÖHME 1986
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) pfefferi — NECAS 1999: 154
Trioceros pfefferi — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros pfefferi — TILBURY 2010: 707
Chamaeleo pfefferi — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013 
DistributionCameroon (Mt. Kupe, Mt. Manegouba)

Type locality: Nyassosso, Nkossogebirge (= Nyasoso, Mt. Kupe), Kamerun.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 15050. 
EtymologyNamed after Georg Pfeffer (1854-1931), curator of zoology at the Natural History Museum in Hamburg, Germany, from 1883-1906 (Hallermann 2007). 
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  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Euskirchen, O.; Schmitz A. & Böhme, W. 2000. Zur Herpetofauna einer montanen Regenwaldregion in SW-Kamerun (Mt. Kupe und Bakossi-Gergland).IV. Chamaeleonidae, biogeographische Diskussion und Schutzmassnahmen. Herpetofauna 22 (125): 21-34 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Hallermann, J. 2007. Zur Geschichte der herpetologischen Sammlung des Zoologischen Museums Hamburgs, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung von Dr. Johann Gustav Fischer (1819 - 1889). Sekretär 7 (1): 20-32 - get paper here
  • Jakubowicz, G.M. and H. Van Tiggel 1998. Ecology, Captive Care and Reproduction of Chamaeleo (Trioceros) pfefferi. Chameleon Information Network #30
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Portik DM, Jongsma GFM, Kouete MT, Scheinberg LA, Freiermuth B, Tapondjou WP, Blackburn DC. 2016. A survey of amphibians and reptiles in the foothills of Mount Kupe, Cameroon. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10(2) [Special Section]: 37–67 (e131)
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - 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
  • 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. 1900. Beschreibung eines neuen Chamaeleons. Zool. Anz. 23: 21-23. - get paper here
  • Wild, C. 1993. Notes on the rediscovery and congeneric associations of the Pfeffer's chameleon Chamaeleo pfefferi (Tornier, 1900) (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) with a brief description of the hitherto unknown female of the species. British Herpetological Society Bulletin (45): 25-32
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