Chameleon Taxonomy

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
I was just browsing wikipedia and realized they are listing a classification I am unfamiliar with. In particular are the genera Nadzikambia and Kinyongia; the former looks like it has split from Bradypodion. Is this the most current and generally accepted classification?

wikipedia chameleon page - classification listed on the right

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Chris Anderson

Dr. House of Chameleons
Staff member
Yeah, that's the latest taxonomic divisions. Here is a link to the abstract on the paper that did it: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2006f/z01363p038f.pdf

I was going to have an article on the split in this E-Zine issue (should be released in a day or so) but there are a couple other changes, updates and descriptions on the way I want to include and need to wait for those papers to be published. There were also a number of Calumma species described recently (I've also added those to the wikipedia entry).

Chris
 

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
Thank you for the replies. I look forward to learning more about the new classifications.
 
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