Chamaeleo zeylanicus

Chamaeleo zeylanicus
Chamaeleo zeylanicus — distribution map

TaxonavigationEdit

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 Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Acrodonta

Familia: Chamaeleonidae
Subfamilia: Chamaeleoninae
Genus: Chamaeleo
Species: Chamaeleo zeylanicus

NameEdit

Chamaeleo zeylanicus Laurenti, 1768

Type locality: Ceylon (= Sri Lanka), restricted by Mertens 1969.

SynonymsEdit

  • Chamaeleo zebra Bory de St. Vincent 1823
  • Chamaeleo coromandelicus Fitzinger 1843
  • Chamaeleo vulgaris var. marmoratus Gray 1865
  • Chamaeleo ceylonicus - Stoliczka 1872 (n. emend. pro Chamaeleo zeylanicus Laurenti 1768)

ReferencesEdit

  • Laurenti, J.N. 1768. Specimen medicum, exhibens synopsin reptilium emendatam cum experimentis circa venena et antidota reptilium austracorum, quod authoritate et consensu. Vienna, Joan. Thomae, 217 pp.
  • Fritz, U. & Havas, P. 2007. Checklist of Chelonians of the World. Vertebrate Zoology 57(2): 149–368.
  • 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
  • Chamaeleo zeylanicus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 16 March 2008.

Vernacular namesEdit

English: Indian chameleon
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