New species and more articles....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kinyonga, May 6, 2010.

  1. kinyonga

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    Kinyongia dorjeesuni...
    http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0420-kinyongia_dorjeesuni.html

    Kinyongia magomberae...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26042632@N03/4258726191/
    http://www.disclose.tv/forum/snake-spits-out-new-species-of-chameleonat-scientist-s-feet-t12195.html

    Kinyongia vanheygeni...
    http://www.exo-terra.com/en/reptile_research/kinyongia_vanheygeni.php

    Discovered by Achille Raselimanana...
    http://www.wbur.org/special/madagascar/video/chameleon.asp

    Brookesia exarmata sp. nov. (Reptilia, Chamaeleonidae): A new dwarf chameleon from the limestone outcrops of western Madagascar ...
    http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a908264265

    "Six new species of occipital-lobed Calumma chameleons (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) from montane regions of madagascar, with a new description and revision of Calumma brevicorne"...
    http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=18383517

    Rhampholeon acuminatus...
    http://visionwild.wordpress.com/tag/nguru-pygmy-chameleon/

    I know I posted this one before...
    Emerald Dwarf Chameleon
    http://savethereptiles.com/?p=5089

    Nadzikambia mlanjense...
    http://books.google.ca/books?id=Hgu...nepage&q=chameleons AND "new species"&f=false

    Phylogenetics of the southern African dwarf chameleons, Bradypodion (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae)...
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...serid=10&md5=54b7270615b46f502a61d55631e02246

    Do Dwarf Chameleons (Bradypodion) Show Developmental Plasticity?..
    http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3377/004.044.0105
     
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  2. Chris Anderson

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    This is actually an invalid species at the moment. There has been no official description of this species and according to the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature, which governs the naming of taxa, it is not valid but rather a "nomen nudum". It may be officially named in the future but currently it is not.

    Chris
     
  3. kinyonga

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    Well, I figured you'd correct things if need be Chris. :)
     
  4. Chris Anderson

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    Ha, yeah. This particular case has kind of become a pet-peve of mine. It basically was a publicity stunt that as far as I'm concerned makes a mockery of the scientific process. As a result, I make a point of drawing attention to the fact that its a bogus name at every chance I get.

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  5. kinyonga

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    Good to know, Chris!
     

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