Chamaeleo africanus

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Chamaeleo africanus

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: Chamaeleoninae
Genus: Chamaeleo
Species: Chamaeleo africanus

Name[edit]

Chamaeleo africanus Laurenti, 1768

Type locality: Africa (fide Mertens 1966: 6).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Chamaeleo candidus Laurenti 1768 (?)
  • Chamaeleo mexicanus Laurenti 1768 (?)
  • Chamaeleo aegyptius Bonnaterre 1789
  • Chamaeleo calcaratus Merrem 1820: 162
  • Chamaeleon basiliscus Cope 1868

References[edit]

  • Laurenti, J.N. 1768. Specimen medicum, exhibens synopsin reptilium emendatam cum experimentis circa venena et antidota reptilium austracorum, quod authoritate et consensu. Vienna, Joan. Thomae, 217 pp.
  • Klaver, C. & Böhme, W. 1986. Phylogeny and classification of the Chamaeleonidae (Sauria), with special reference to hemipenis morphology. Bonn. zool. Monogr. 22: 1–64.
  • Nečas, P. 1999. Chameleons – Nature's Hidden Jewels. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt; 348 pp. ISBN 3-930612-04-6 (Europe). ISBN 1-57524-137-4 (USA, Canada). Reference page
  • Chamaeleo africanus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 16 March 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: African Chameleon