Brookesia ambreensis

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Acrodonta 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Acrodonta

Familia: Chamaeleonidae
Subfamilia: Brookesiinae
Genus: Brookesia
Species: Brookesia ambreensis

Name[edit]

Brookesia ambreensis Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 1995

Etymology: The species name "ambreensis" refers to the type locality, the Montagne de Ambre in Madagascar.

Type locality: Antomboka River, Montagne de Ambre National Park, elevation 1050-1100 m, Madagascar.

Holotype: UMMZ 203635, adult male, collected at the 8. Januar 1992, Antomboka River, Montagne D’Ambre National Park, 12’29’5 49” l0’E, 670m Heigh, Antsiranana Fivondronana, Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) Province, Madagascar, by J.B. Ramanamanjato, A. Raselimanana und C.J. Raxworthy

References[edit]

  • Raxworthy, C. J. & R. A. Nussbaum 1995. Systematics, speciation and biogeography of the dwarf chameleons (Brookesia; Reptilia, Squamata, Chamaeleontidae) of northern Madagascar. J. Zool., London 235: 525–558.
  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Mysterious Mini-Dragons: the stump-tailed chameleons Brookesia and Rhampholeon. Reptilia (GB) (35): 10–21.
  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Stump-tailed Chameleons. Miniature Dragons of the Rainforest. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 256 pp. [review in Elaphe 14 (1): 24].
  • Brookesia ambreensis at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 10 Mar 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mt. Amber Pygmy Leaf Chameleon