Trioceros melleri

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Trioceros melleri


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
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Acrodonta

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


Trioceros melleri (Gray, 1865)

Type locality: : “Africa, on the mountains in the interior”; restricted to Zomba Mountain, Malawi (by Loveridge 1953).

Holotype: BM (fide Gray 1865).


  • Chamaeleo melleri (Gray, 1865)
  • Ensirostris melleri Gray, 1865


  • Gray,J. E. 1865. Revision of the genera and species of Chamaeleonidae, with the description of some new species. Proc. zool. Soc. London 1864: 465–479.
  • van Hoof, J. et al. 2006. Kameleons, een fascinerende hobby. Lacerta 64(5–6): 1–96.
  • 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 melleri at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 16 March 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Meller's Chameleon