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Chamaeleo  Laurenti, 1768
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174032

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Chameleons [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderIguania  – iguanes, Iguanas  
                               FamilyChamaeleonidae  – Chameleons  
                                     GenusChamaeleo Laurenti, 1768 – Chameleons  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Chamaeleo africanus Laurenti, 1768 – African Chameleon 
                                        Species Chamaeleo anchietae Bocage, 1872 – Double-scaled Chameleon 
                                        Species Chamaeleo arabicus Matschie, 1893 – Arabian Chameleon 
                                        Species Chamaeleo calcaricarens Böhme, 1985  
                                        Species Chamaeleo calyptratus A. M. C. Duméril and A. H. A. Duméril, 1851 – Cone-headed Chameleon, Veiled Chameleon, Yemen Chameleon 
                                        Species Chamaeleo chamaeleon (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                        Species Chamaeleo dilepis Leach, 1819 – Flap-neck Chameleon, Flapneck Chameleon 
                                        Species Chamaeleo gracilis Hallowell, 1842 – Graceful Chameleon 
                                        Species Chamaeleo laevigatus Gray, 1863 – Smooth Chameleon 
                                        Species Chamaeleo monachus Gray, 1865 – Socotra Chameleon 
                                        Species Chamaeleo namaquensis A. Smith, 1831 – Namaqua Chameleon 
                                        Species Chamaeleo necasi Ullenbruch, Krause and Böhme, 2007  
                                        Species Chamaeleo senegalensis Daudin, 1802 – Senegal Chameleon 
                                        Species Chamaeleo zeylanicus Laurenti, 1768 – Indian Chameleon 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Chamaeleo    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Chamaeleo   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Chamaeleo   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Klaver, Charles J. J., and Wolfgang Böhme / Wermuth, Heinz, and Maximilian Fischer, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chamaeleonidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Animal Kingdom: A Compilation and Characterization of the Recent Animal Groups, part 112   
  Page(s): xvi + 85   
  Publisher: Walter de Gruyter   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 3-11-015187-1   
  Notes: German title: Das Tierreich - Eine Zusammenstellung und Keizeichnung der rezenten Tierformen, Teilband 112   
  Reference for: Chamaeleo   

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