Rhampholeon chapmanorum

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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: Brookesiinae
Genus: Rhampholeon
Species: Rhampholeon chapmanorum

Name[edit]

Rhampholeon chapmanorum Tilbury, 1992

Type locality: Evergreen forest at 940 m elevation above the Chididi Police Post on the top of Malawi Hill, Natundu Hills Range.

Holotype: BMNH 1988.399.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Tilbury, C. R. 1992. A new dwarf forest chameleon ( Sauria: Rhampholeon Gunther 1874) from Malawi, central Africa. Tropical Zoology 5: 1–9.
  • Necas, P. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Stump-tailed Chameleons. Miniature Dragons of the Rainforest. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 256 pp. review in Elaphe 14 (1): 24].
  • Matthee, C.; Tilbury, C.R. & Townsend, T. 2004. A phylogenetic review of the African leaf chameleons: genus Rhampholeon (Chamaeleonidae): the role of vicariance and climate change in speciation. Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) B271: 1967–1975.
  • Rhampholeon chapmanorum at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 11 Mar 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Chapman's Pygmy Chameleon