Trioceros balebicornutus

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Trioceros balebicornutus


Taxonavigation: Acrodonta 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
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: Trioceros
Species: Trioceros balebicornutus


Trioceros balebicornutus (Tilbury, 1998)

Type locality: Katcha clearing, 2400m elevation, Harenna Forest, Bale mountains, C Ethiopia (6° 42'N, 39° 44'E; Distr.: Harenna forest between 2400-3300 m, endemic.

Holotype: ZFMK 63049.


  • Chamaeleo balebicornutus Tilbury, 1998


  • Tilbury, C. 1998. Two new chameleons (Sauria:Chamaeleonidae) from isolated Afromontane forests in Sudan and Ethiopia. Bonn. zool. Beitr. 47(3–4): 293–299.
  • 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
  • Tilbury, C.R. & Tolley, Krystal A. 2009. A re-appraisal of the systematics of the African genus Chamaeleo (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae). Zootaxa 2079: 57–68. (PDF)
  • Trioceros balebicornutus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 16 March 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Bale Mountains Two-horned Chameleon