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Article: A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) from the highlands of northwest Kenya

TitleA new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) from the highlands of northwest Kenya
Authors
KeywordsAfroalpine
Afromontane
East Africa
Nyirit
Phylogenetics
Taxonomy
Trioceros
Issue Date2011
Citation
Zootaxa, 2011, n. 3002, p. 1-16 How to Cite?
AbstractA new species of chameleon, Trioceros nyirit sp. nov., is described from the northwest highlands of Kenya. It is morphologically similar to T. hoehnelii and T. narraioca, possessing a short rostral appendage, but differs from them by having a straight or weakly curved parietal crest and forward-pointing rostral projection. A phylogeny based on mitochondrial DNA shows that the proposed new taxon is a distinct clade within the bitaeniatus-group and a sister lineage to T. schubotzi. Its distribution appears to be restricted to the Cherangani Hills and adjacent Mtelo massif to the north. It is associated with afromontane forest edge, afroalpine ericaceous vegetation and also occurs in agricultural landscapes. © 2011 Magnolia Press.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230877
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dc.contributor.authorStipala, Jan-
dc.contributor.authorLutzmánn, Nicola-
dc.contributor.authorMalonza, Patrick K.-
dc.contributor.authorBorghesio, Luca-
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Paul-
dc.contributor.authorGodley, Brendan-
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Matthew R.-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-01T06:07:03Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-01T06:07:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationZootaxa, 2011, n. 3002, p. 1-16-
dc.identifier.issn1175-5326-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230877-
dc.description.abstractA new species of chameleon, Trioceros nyirit sp. nov., is described from the northwest highlands of Kenya. It is morphologically similar to T. hoehnelii and T. narraioca, possessing a short rostral appendage, but differs from them by having a straight or weakly curved parietal crest and forward-pointing rostral projection. A phylogeny based on mitochondrial DNA shows that the proposed new taxon is a distinct clade within the bitaeniatus-group and a sister lineage to T. schubotzi. Its distribution appears to be restricted to the Cherangani Hills and adjacent Mtelo massif to the north. It is associated with afromontane forest edge, afroalpine ericaceous vegetation and also occurs in agricultural landscapes. © 2011 Magnolia Press.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofZootaxa-
dc.subjectAfroalpine-
dc.subjectAfromontane-
dc.subjectEast Africa-
dc.subjectNyirit-
dc.subjectPhylogenetics-
dc.subjectTaxonomy-
dc.subjectTrioceros-
dc.titleA new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) from the highlands of northwest Kenya-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.issue3002-
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage16-
dc.identifier.eissn1175-5334-

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