Rieppeleon brachyurus

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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: Rieppeleon
Species: Rieppeleon brachyurus

Name[edit]

Rieppeleon brachyurus (Günther, 1893)

Type locality: Shiré Highlands, south of Lake Nyassa, principally upon Mount Zomba and Mount Milanje, Nyassaland (= Malawi).

Holotype: (Syntypes): BMNH 1946.8.70—71 (2 specimens).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Rhampholeon brachyurus Günther 1893
  • Brookesia ionidesi Loveridge 1951: 179
  • Rhampholeon brevicaudatusWerner 1911: 46 (partim
  • Brookesia brachyuraLoveridge 1951: 182
  • Brookesia ionidesi Loveridge 1951: 179 (fide Broadley in Tilbury 1992: 7, and Broadley & Howell 1991: 14)

References[edit]

  • Günther,A. 1893. Report on a collection of reptiles and batrachians transmitted by Mr. H. H. Johnston, C. B., from Nyassaland. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1892: 555–558.
  • Loveridge, A. 1951. On reptiles and amphibians from Tanganyika Territory collected by C.J.P. Ionides. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool., Harvard 106 (4): 175- 204.
  • Leptien, R. 2006. Mimese und Abwehrverhalten bei Stummelschwanzchamäleons. Reptilia (Münster) 11 (4): 5–6.
  • Rieppeleon brachyurus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 11 Mar 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Beardless Pygmy Chameleon