Fischer's Chameleon

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Fischer's chameleon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Chamaeleonidae
Subfamily: Chamaeleoninae
Genus: Kinyongia
Species: K. fischeri
Binomial name
Kinyongia fischeri
(Reichenow, 1887)
Synonyms

Bradypodion fischeri
Chamaeleo fischeri

The Fischer's Chameleon (Kinyongia fischeri) is a species of chameleon native to the Nguru and Nguu mountains of Tanzania. A number of other species (K. matschiei, K. multituberculata, K. tavetana, K. uluguruensis and K. vosseleri) have been mistakenly called by this species' name or classified as subspecies but recent study has shown that these other species are actually their own distinct, different species. In fact, the true Fischer's Chameleon is rare.

References[edit]

  • Mariaux, J., N. Lutzmann, and J. Stipala (2008). The two horned chameleons of East Africa. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 152: 367-391.
  • Lutzmann, N. Revisions of the Genus Bradypodion. chameleonnews.com