n African Journal of Herpetology - A new Dwarf Chameleon (Sauria : Fitzinger, 1843) from the Cape Fold Mountains, South Africa : original article

Volume 55, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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A new dwarf chameleon, Branch, Tolley & Tilbury sp. nov., is described from mountain fynbos habitat in the Great Swartberg Mountains, Western Cape Province, South Africa. It is closest geographically to but distinguished by its smaller size, less tuberculate scalation, genetic divergence, and restriction to Mountain Fynbos habitat. Although its known distribution falls in the conserved Swartberg Nature Reserve, it should be classified as Vulnerable due to its very restricted range.

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