Chamaeleo dilepis

Chamaeleo dilepis
Chamaeleo dilepis — distribution map

Taxonavigation edit

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: Chamaeleo
Species: Chamaeleo dilepis
Subspecies (8): C. d. dilepis – C. d. idjwiensis – C. d. isabellinus – C. d. martensi – C. d. petersii – C. d. quilensis – C. d. roperi – C. d. ruspolii

Name edit

Chamaeleo dilepis Leach, 1819

  • Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.13.75, ♀, collected by T.E. Bowdich between April 1817–October 1818.
  • Type locality: not stated, cited as French Congo [=Gabon].

Synonyms edit

  • Chamaeleo petersii var. kirkii Gray, 1865
  • Chamaeleo angusticoronatus Barbour, 1903
  • Chamaeleo bilobus Kuhl, 1820
  • Chamaeleo planiceps Merrem, 1820

References edit

Primary references edit

  • Leach, W.E. 1819. Appendix IV. Dr. Leach’s notice of reptiles, insects, &c. pp. 493–496 In: Bowdich, T.E. (Ed.). Mission of Fregate Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee. John Murray: London. BHL Reference page

Additional references edit

  • Broadley, D.G. & Howell, K.M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70.
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; William R. Branch and Marius Burger 2004. Reptiles of Loango National Park, Ogooué-Maritime Province, South-Western Gabon. Hamadryad 29(1): 115–127.

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Vernacular names edit

English: Common African Flap-necked Chameleon
hts: Nqakwa-ko
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