Brookesia confidens Glaw, Köhler, Townsend & Vences, 2012
SYNONYMY:
  • Brookesia confidens Glaw, Köhler, Townsend & Vences, 2012 - Type locality: on trail to Petit Tsingy and Grotte des Chauves-Souries, Ankarana National Park, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
ETYMOLOGY:
The name is derived from the Latin word confidens - meaning confident/trusting - in allusion to the fact that the natural range of this species is a well protected nature reserve with limited habitat destruction. It might benefit from the fact, that the habitat is difficult to access due to the tsingy limestone formations (Glaw et al, 2012)
DISTRIBUTION:
Only known from the type locality in the Ankarana National Park, Madagascar (Glaw et al, 2012)
MORPHOLOGY:
  • SVL: Males 18.3-20.1 mm; Females: 20.6-22.6 mm (Glaw et al, 2012)
  • Total Length: Males: 29.2-34.2 mm ; Females: 32.5-36.2 mm (Glaw et al, 2012)
  • Hemipenis is described and illustrated in Glaw et al (2012)
BIBLIOGRAPHY:
  • Glaw, F., J. Köhler, T.M. Townsend & M. Vences 2012 Rivaling the World's Smallest Reptiles: Discovery of Miniaturized and Microendemic New Species of Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from Northern Madagascar PLoS ONE, 7(2): e31314.
Last Updated: 16.02.2012
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Iguania
Genus: Brookesia