Trioceros ituriensis

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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
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Acrodonta

Familia: Chamaeleonidae
Subfamilia: Chamaeleoninae
Genus: Trioceros
Species: Trioceros ituriensis



Trioceros ituriensis (Schmidt, 1919)

Type locality: “Randberge am N.-W. Ufer des Tanganyika und Irumu-Mavambi-Urwald, Ost-Afrika”.


  • Chamaeleon ituriensis Schmidt 1919: 589
  • Trioceros ituriensis Tilbury & Tolley, 2009


  • Schmidt, Karl Patterson 1919. Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo based on the Collection of the American Congo Expedition, 1909–1915. Part I: turtles, crocodiles, lizards, and chamaeleons. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 39(2): 385–624.
  • de Witte, G.F. 1965. Les caméléons de l’Afrique centrale. Ann. Mus. Royal Afrique Centr., (ser. 8), Zool. 142: 1–215.
  • 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, K.A. 2009. A re-appraisal of the systematics of the African genus Chamaeleo (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae). Zootaxa 2079: 57–68. Abstract & excerpt (PDF).
  • Chamaeleo ituriensis at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 16 March 2008.

Vernacular names

English: Ituri Forest Chameleon