Rhampholeon tilburyi Branch, Bayliss & Tolley, 2014,

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: 170

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Rhampholeon tilburyi Branch, Bayliss & Tolley, 2014


Taxon classification Animalia Squamata Chamaeleonidae

Rhampholeon tilburyi Branch, Bayliss & Tolley, 2014 


Mt. Namuli ( PEM R21155, female, 58.7 mm SVL; PEM R21156, female, 53.2 mm SVL; PEM R21157, male, 62.2 mm SVL; PEM R21158, male, 65.4 mm SVL; PEM R21160, male, 62.7 mm SVL; PEM R21161, male, 61.4 mm SVL; PEM R21162, male, 66.5 mm SVL; PEM R21163, female, 69.7 mm SVL; PEM R21174, female, 61.1 mm SVL; PEM R21175; PEM R21176, female, 57.6 mm SVL; PEM R21177, juvenile, 26.6 mm SVL; PEM R21178, female, 52.3 mm SVL; PEM R21191, female, 60.6 mm SVL; PEM R21192, male, 45.4 mm SVL; PEM R21193, juvenile male, 28.2 mm SVL; PEM R21194, female, 58.2 mm SVL).


This newly described species of pygmy chameleon was collected from Mt. Namuli at both the Ukalini forest and the forest patches on the Muretha Plateau (Fig. 4B). Considerable morphological differences, e.g. well-developed dorsal crenulations, continues and well developed temporal ridge, and reduced rostral and supraocular processes, were observed between the two sub-populations of Mt. Namuli.