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Trioceros wiedersheimi (NIEDEN, 1910)

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Higher TaxaChamaeleonidae, Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mount Lefo Chameleon
G: Wiedersheims Chamäleon 
SynonymChamaeleon wiedersheimi NIEDEN 1910
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) wiedersheimi – KLAVER & BÖHME 1986
Chamaeleo (Trioceros) wiedersheimi — NECAS 1999: 154
Trioceros wiedersheimi — TILBURY & TOLLEY 2009
Trioceros wiedersheimi — TILBURY 2010: 761
Chamaeleo wiedersheimi — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013 
DistributionCameroon (Tschabal Mbabo, Bemenda-Banso Highlands, Manegouba Mts.), Nigeria (Gotel Mts., Obudu plateau, Mambila)

Type locality: Gendero-Gebirge (=Tchabal Mbabo) und Tsch’a (Bekom), Bamenda Distrikt, Kamerun. Restricted: Tchabal Mbabo, Kamerun (fide KLAVER & BÖHME 1992: 467).  
TypesLectotype: ZMB 21873, designated by Klaver & Böhme (1992). 
CommentSimilar species: PERRET (1957) describes some female C. wiedersheimi that were actually C. quadricornis.

Synonymy: Chamaeleo serratus MERTENS 1922 has been revalidated and removed from the synonym of T. wiedersheimi by BAREJ et al. 2010. 
  • 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
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • 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
  • Herrmann, Hans-Werner; Schmitz, Andreas; Herrmann, Patricia A. & Böhme, Wolfgang 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of the Tchabal Mbabo mountains, Adamaoua plateau, Cameroon. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 55 (1/2): 27-35 - get paper here
  • Hillenius, D. 1978. Notes on chameleons IV. A new chameleon from the Miocene of Fort Ternan, Kenya (Chamaeleonidae, Reptilia). [C. intermedius]. Beaufortia 28 (343): 9-15
  • Höveler, G. 1999. Haltung und Nachzucht von Chamaeleo (Trioceros) wiedersheimi perreti KLAVER & BÖHME 1992. Elaphe 7 (1): 2-8
  • 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
  • Mertens, R. 1922. Ein neues Chamäleon aus Kamerun. Zool. Anz. 54: 190-192. - get paper here
  • Müller, R.; Walbröl, U. & Koch, A. 2007. Weitere Beobachtungen und Bemerkungen zur Wasseraufnahme bei Chamäleons (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae). Sauria 29 (1): 23-32 - get paper here
  • Necas, Petr 1999. Chameleons - Nature's Hidden Jewels. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt; 348 pp.; ISBN 3-930612-04-6 (Europe) ISBN 1-57524-137-4 (USA, Canada)
  • Nieden, F. 1910. Verzeichnis der bei Amani in Deutschostafrika vorkommenden Reptilien und Amphibien. Sber. Ges. naturf. Freunde, Berlin 10: 41-452.
  • Nieden, F. 1910. Die Reptilien (ausser der Schlangen) und Amphibien. In: Die Fauna der deutschen Kolonien. Reihe 1. Kamerun Heft 2. Berlin: 75pp.
  • Nieden, F. 1910. Neue Reptilien und Amphibien aus Kamerun. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 76: 234- 246. - get paper here
  • Perret, J. L. 1957. Découverte de la femelle Chamaeleo quadricornis Tornier et nore sur les Camélèons du Cameroun. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 64 (4): 79-89 - get paper here
  • Pietschmann, J. 1995. Vorstellung der in der Zuchtgemeinschaft Chamaeleonidae gezüchteten Chamäleonarten. Teil 2: Chamaeleo (Trioceros) wiedersheimi Nieden, 1910 und die Zucht von Chamaeleo (Triocerus) wiedersheimi perreti Klaver & Böhme, 1992. Sauria 17 (2): 25-30 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
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