Magombera chameleon

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Magombera chameleon
Kinyongia magomberae June07.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Chamaeleonidae
Genus: Kinyongia
Species: K. magomberae
Binomial name
Kinyongia magomberae
Menegon et al., 2009[1]

Kinyongia magomberae, commonly known as the Magombera chameleon, is a species of chameleon. The holotype of this species was discovered inside the jaws of a twig snake in the Magombera Forest of Tanzania by Andrew Marshall of the University of York. The snake was startled by Marshall and dropped the chameleon, which was examined and discovered to be a new species.[1] Although this particular specimen did not survive, another one was found which did survive.[2]


Menegon, M.,; Tolley, K.; Jones, T.; Rovero, F.; Marshall, A.R.; Tilbury, C.R. (2009). "A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Kinyongia) from the Magombera forest and the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania.". African Journal of Herpetology. 58 (2): 59–70. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Menegon, M.,; Tolley, K.; Jones, T.; Rovero, F.; Marshall, A.R.; Tilbury, C.R. (2009). "A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Kinyongia) from the Magombera forest and the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania.". African Journal of Herpetology. 58 (2): 59–70. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  2. ^ From the mouths of snakes, Nature, November 24, 2009