Taxonomy Article

Bradypodion Species List

by Lynn R. G. Raw

Compiled by Lynn Raw 23 July 2001, last updated 21 September 2004

Bradypodion Fitzinger, 1843

South African Dwarf Chameleons

dracomontanum Raw, 1976
nemorale Raw, 1978
pumilum caffrum (Boettger, 1889)
pumilum damaranum (Boulenger, 1887)
pumilum gutturale (Smith, 1849)
pumilum karrooicum (Methuen & Hewitt, 1915)
pumilum melanocephalum (Gray, 1865)
pumilum pumilum (Gmelin,in Linnaeus, 1789)
pumilum occidentale (Hewitt, 1935)
pumilum taeniabronchum (Smith, 1831)
pumilum transvaalense (FitzSimons, 1930)
pumilum ventrale (Gray, 1845)
setaroi Raw, 1976
thamnobates Raw, 1976

(and some East African species)

adolfifriderici (Sternfeld, 1912)
carpenteri (Parker, 1929)

fischeri fischeri (Reichenow, 1887)
fischeri excubitor (Barbour, 1911)
fischeri multituberculatum (Nieden, 1913)
fischeri uluguruense (Loveridge, 1956)
mlanjense (Broadley, 1965)
oxyrhinum (Boehme, 1988)
tavetanum tavetanum (Steindachner, 1891)

tavetanum boehmei Lutzmann & Necas, 2002
tenue (Matschie, 1892)
uthmoelleri (Muller, 1938)
xenorhinum (Boulenger, 1901)

The above list follows the generic arrangement of Klaver & Boehme, 1997 which should be consulted for the relevant synonomies. This does not indicate any agreement with the taxonomic arrangement of these authors. For convenience the South African and East African species are listed separately.  Bradypodion spinosum has been removed as it is now considered to be a Rhampholeon.

Note: Taxonomy is not static. As new discoveries are made, new species are added or sometimes a species is found to be the same as another previously described species and is then synonymised with that species. This happened with Brookesia betsileana Ahl which was later found to be identical to Brookesia nasus nasus Boulenger. The present list may already be out of date.

Please advise Lynn Raw of any errors, omissions or new developments.

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