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Taxonomy of the family Chamaeleonidae
Bibliography of the genus Archaius
Biodiversity of the family Chamaeleonidae








Genus
Archaius

Seychelles Chameleon

Seychellenchamäleon

Tigerkamæleon

1865 Archaius Gray (type species: Chamaeleo tigris Kuhl 1820)
Contents: 1 species, which is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Chamaeleo (e.g., Mertens 1966), and, more recently, Calumma (Klaver & Böhme 1997). Revalidated as a separate genus by Townsend, Tolley, Glaw, Böhme & Vences (2010).
Distribution: As for the single species.

Archaius tigris

Seychelles Chameleon, Tiger Chameleon

Seychellenchamäleon

Tigerkamæleon

1820 Chamaeleo tigris Kuhl
Lophosaura tigris Gray 1865
Chamaeleon tigris Werner 1911
Calumma tigris Klaver & Böhme 1986
Archaius tigris Townsend, Tolley, Glaw, Böhme & Vences 2010
1820 Chamaeleo scychellensis Kuhl (Duméril & Bibron 1836; Klaver & Böhme 1997)
1829 Chamaeleo seichellensis Cuvier [invalid emendation]
1836 Chamaeleo seychellensis Duméril & Bibron [invalid emendation]
1843 Chamaeleo scychelliensis Fitzinger [invalid emendation]
1845 Chamaeleo fimbriatus Gray [nomen nudum] (Klaver & Böhme 1997)

Introduced to: Tanzania (Zanzibar).
Distribution: Seychelles.


Archaius tigris
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