Chameleon Research & Publications

Recent CSG Member Publications

Below are some of the most recent chameleon-related publications by members of the IUCN Chameleon Specialist Group: 

Tarzan’s Chameleon (Calumma tarzan)

Madagascar's reptiles: Highly threatened but not yet over the edge

Reptiles are among Madagascar's most bewildering creatures but nearly 40% of them are facing an elevated risk of extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.  A study published today in the journal PLOS ONE says that successful management of Madagascar’s protected areas is crucial to the survival of many of these species. …  

12 Aug 2014 | News story

The first photograph of a male Palleon lolontany.

A new genus name for an ancient Malagasy chameleon clade and a PDF-embedded 3D model of its skeleton

 Micro-computed tomography has arrived in chameleon taxonomy …  

31 Dec 2013 | News story
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Juvenile Trioceros q. quadricornis, Mount Kupe, Cameroon.

On the sympatry of three Trioceros species in a tropical upland forest in Cameroon

Trioceros species in Cameroon vary in their elevational sympatry on different mountains

31 Dec 2013 | News story
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Bradypodion damaranum

Large-scale phylogeny of chameleons suggests African origins and Eocene diversification

New data based on >90% of described chameleon taxa reveals African origin! …  

02 Apr 2013 | News story
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Brookesia brunoi in typical night roosting position.

New pygmy chameleon from the southern high plateau of Madagascar

Currently known only from near Ambalavao, Brookesia brunoi is one of the few arid-adapted Brookesia species inhabiting deciduous forests of Madagascar …  

25 Sep 2012 | News story
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The chameleon Furcifer major, found in southern Madagascar.

Cryptic speciation in Malagasy carpet chameleons

 A multi-method approach reveals three species nested within the morphologically conservative chameleon Furcifer lateralis 

25 Jun 2012 | News story
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Calumma aff. fallax

Cryptic diversity in the short-nosed chameleons of Madagascar

 Examination of the Calumma nasutum group shows cryptic diversity …  

11 Jun 2012 | News story
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Brookesia micra (small leaf chameleon from northern Madagascar) on a match head

Rivaling the World's Smallest Reptiles

New Miniature Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from Northern Madagascar Discovered …  

14 Feb 2012 | News story
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Female holotype of Kinyongia gyrolepis, a new chameleon from the DRC

New Chameleon from the the Northern Albertine Rift, Central Africa

Known only from the highly logged Lendu Plateau, Kinyongia gyrolepis may already be severely threatened! …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story
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Other Recently Published Chameleon Research

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