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Calumma furcifer  (Vailland and Grandidier, 1880)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 715127

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Calumma furciferum (Vailland and Grandidier, 1880)
    Chamaeleo furcifer Vailland and Grandidier, 1880
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                     GenusCalumma Gray, 1865  
                                        SpeciesCalumma furcifer (Vailland and Grandidier, 1880)  

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Calumma furcifer    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Calumma furcifer   
  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: Calumma furcifer   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Walbröl, Ulrike, and Hans Dieter Walbröl  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Bemerkungen zur nomenklatur der gattung Calumma (Gray, 1865) (Reptilia: Squamata: Chamaeleonidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Sauria, vol. 26, no. 3   
  Page(s): 41-44   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0176-9391   
  Reference for: Calumma furcifer   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: The original name was Chamaeleo furcifer, and the authors also noted the species Chamaeleo bifurcatus, thereby indicating they they treated it as masculine. The species name ending in -fer may be treated as either a noun or an ajective, and per ICZN Art. 31.2.2 it must therefore be considered a noun in apposition, which should not be changed to match the gender of the current genus. Thus, Calumma furcifer is the correct name in this genus, not C. furciferum  



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