Nadzikambia baylissi Branch & Tolley, 2010,

Conradie, Werner, Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela B., Engelbrecht, Hanlie M., Loader, Simon P., Menegon, Michele, Nanvonamuquitxo, C, 2016, Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians, Zoosystematics and Evolution 92 (2), pp. 163-180: 169-170

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zse.92.9948

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scientific name

Nadzikambia baylissi Branch & Tolley, 2010
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Taxon classification Animalia Squamata Chamaeleonidae

Nadzikambia baylissi Branch & Tolley, 2010 

Material

Mt. Mabu ( PEM R21128, male, 73.7 mm SVL; PEM R21129, female, 64.8 mm SVL; PEM R21130, female, 66.4 mm SVL; PEM R21131, male, 68.3 mm SVL; PEM R21132, female, 57.9 mm SVL), Mt. Namuli ( PEM R21164; female, 79.9 mm SVL; PEM R21165, male, 71.4 mm SVL; PEM R21166, female, 75.5 mm SVL; PEM R21167, female, 79.3 mm SVL; PEM R21188, female, 74.3 mm SVL; PEM R21189, female, 72.0 mm SVL; PEM R21190, female, 80.1 mm SVL).

Comments

Collected from canopy forest, in Afromontane forest above 600 m asl. Historically, Nadzikambia  was considered a monotypic genus endemic to Mt. Mulanje ( Broadley 1965a), but recently Branch and Tolley (2010) described a second species from Mt. Mabu. We here report the first record for Mt. Namuli (Fig. 4A).