Untangling The Trees: Revision Of The Calumma Nasutum Complex (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae)

08/02/2020

By: David Prötzel, Mark D. Scherz, Fanomezana M. Ratsoavina, Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw

A new study of our colleagues has been published, bringing light into the formerly collective species of Calumma nasutum, suspected to actually consist if several separate taxa for long time. The authors eedefine some taxa considered valid, describe new species and revalidate and redefine some other ones, put previously into synonymy:

New taxa:
Calumma emelinae
(from Makira plateau to vicinity of Andasibe)
Calumma ratnasariae
(Bealanana)
Calumma tijasmantoi
(between Ranomafana and Andohahela)

Revalidated and redefined taxa:
Calumma nasutum
(between Anosibe an'Ala and Andasibe)
Calumma radamanus
(Maroantsetra, Nosy Mangabe, Tampolo and Masoala)
Calumma fallax
(between Mandraka, Ranomafana and Andohahela)

Author: Petr Nečas