Kinyongia carpenteri

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Kinyongia carpenteri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Chamaeleonidae
Genus: Kinyongia
Species: K. carpenteri
Binomial name
Kinyongia carpenteri
(Parker, 1929)
Synonyms[2]
  • Chamaeleo carpenteri
    Parker, 1929
  • Bradypodion carpenteri
    Nečas, 1999
  • Kinyongia carpenteri
    Tilbury, Tolley & Branch, 2006

Kinyongia carpenteri, commonly called Carpenter's chameleon or the helmeted chameleon, is a species of chameleon, a lizard in the family Chamaeleonidae.

Geographic range[edit]

K. carpenteri has a geographic range limited to the mountain highlands on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, carpenteri, honors the type specimen's collector, British physician and entomologist Dr. G. D. Hale Carpenter.[3][4]

Taxonomy[edit]

Originally named in the genus Chamaeleo, the species C. carpenteri was moved into the genus Bradypodion prior to its current classification.[5][6][7] With the move into the genus Kinyongia, the masculine ending to the specific epithets of other species in the genus needed to be modified to match the feminine generic name.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kinyongia carpenteri ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ™ 2017-3. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/172554/0
  2. ^ "Kinyongia carpenteri ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ Parker HW (1929). "A new Chameleon from Mt. Ruwenzori". Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Tenth Series. 3: 280–281. 
  4. ^ 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. (Kinyongia carpenteri, p. 48).
  5. ^ Klaver CJ, Böhme W (1986). "Phylogeny and classification of the Chamaeleonidae (Sauria) with special reference to hemipenis morphology". Bonner Zoologische Monographien. 22: 1–64. 
  6. ^ Nečas P (1999). Chameleons—Nature's Hidden Jewels. Frankfurt: Edition Chimaira. 348 pp. ISBN 3-930612-04-6 (Europe) ISBN 1-57524-137-4 (USA, Canada).
  7. ^ Tolley KA, Tilbury CR, Branch WR, Matthee CA (2004). "Phylogenetics of the southern African dwarf chameleons, Bradypodion (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 30: 354–365. doi:10.1016/s1055-7903(03)00211-2. 
  8. ^ Tilbury CR, Tolley KA, Branch WR (2006). "A review of the systematics of the genus Bradypodion (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), with the description of two new genera". Zootaxa. 1363: 23–38.  -- see correction by Tolley et al. 2007.
  9. ^ Tolley KA, Tilbury CR, Branch WR (2007). "Corrections to species names recently placed in Kinyongia and Nadzikambia (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae)". Zootaxa. 1426: 68.