Chameleon Info: Kinyongia Msuyae マスヤカメレオン

From thesis by Michele Menegon

Conservation Status

<=====Stable 

Endanger =====>

Scientific name:
Kinyongia Msuyae

English name:
N/A

Japanese name:
マスヤカメレオン

Illustration

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Characteristic

Characteristic

This chameleon is a one-horned chameleon inhabiting the Mdandu Forest Reserve in Njombe.

A species was discovered in 2015 and named in honor of Dr. Msuya (biology) at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

There are very few observation records, and characteristics other than horn are not known.

How to identify between similar species

Similar to Kinyongia Vanheygeni, but I don’t know the difference. . .

Habitat

It lives only in Mdandu Forest Reserve in the south of Njombe.

Please refer to Njombe information for details of the area.

I visited twice but could not find it.

You can access to the forest from the northwestern part, but it may be inhabited near the southern river.

Where to find

Unknown.

Like general chameleons, it seems to be around 1 to 3m above the surface.

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