Brookesia ebenaui

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Brookesia ebenaui
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Chamaeleonidae
Genus: Brookesia
Species:
B. ebenaui
Binomial name
Brookesia ebenaui
Brookesia ebenaui distribution.png
Synonyms[2]
  • Chamaeleo ebenaui
    Boettger, 1880
  • Brookesia ebenaui
    Boulenger, 1887

Brookesia ebenaui (northern leaf chameleon[1][2] or Ebenau's leaf chameleon[5]) is a chameleon, a lizard in the family Chamaeleonidae. The species, which is endemic to Madagascar, can rapidly change color among various earth hues.[6]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, ebenaui, is in honor of German zoologist Karl Ebenau.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jenkins RKB; Andreone F; Andriamazava A; Anjeriniaina M; Glaw F; Rabibisoa N; Rakotomalala D; Randrianantoandro JC; Randrianiriana J; Randrianizahana H; Ratsoavina F; Robsomramitrandrasana E (2011). "Brookesia ebenaui ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T172844A6928522. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T172844A6928522.en. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Brookesia ebenaui at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 12 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Brookesia ebenaui ". Encyclopedia of Life. EOL.org
  4. ^ "Brookesia ebenaui (Boettger, 1880)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  5. ^ Chameleoncrazy.com Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Wildherps.com
  7. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Brookesia ebenaui, p. 80).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boettger O (1880). "Diagnoses reptilium et batrachiorum novorum a Carolo Ebenau in insula Nossi-Bé Madagascariensis lectorum ". Zoologischer Anzeiger 3: 279-283. (Chamaeleo ebenaui, new species, p. 280). (in Latin).
  • Boulenger GA (1887). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III ... Chamæleontidæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I-XL. (Brookesia ebenaui, new combination, p. 475)
  • Glaw F, Vences M (1994). A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Second Edition. Cologne, Germany: Vences & Glaw Verlag /Serpents Tale. 480 pp. ISBN 978-3929449-01-3.
  • Henkel F-W, Schmidt W (2000). Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar and the Mascarene, Seychelles, and Comoro Islands. Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company. vii + 316 pp. ISBN 978-1575240145.

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