Furcifer lateralis

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Furcifer lateralis
Furcifer lateralis — distribution map


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: Furcifer
Species: Furcifer lateralis
Subspecies: F. l. lateralis – F. l. major


Furcifer lateralis (Gray, 1831)

Type locality: Not given, according to Gray (1845): Madagascar.


  • Chamaeleo lateralis Gray 1831: 53
  • Apola lateralisGray 1865: 348
  • Chamaeleo lambertoni Angel 1921


  • Gray, J. E. 1831. A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia. In: {{aut|Griffith, E. & Pidgeon, E.: The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organisation by the Baron Cuvier with additional descriptions of all the species hither named, and of many before noticed [Vol. 9 Whittaker, Treacher and Co., London: 481 + 110 pp.]
  • Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln. ISBN 3-929449-01-3.
  • 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
  • Furcifer lateralis at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 17 March 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Teppichchamäleon
English: Carpet Chameleon, Jewel Chameleon