Pygmy Chameleons of the Rhampholeon (Rhinodigitum) platyceps complex (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae): Description of Four New Species from isolated ‘Sky Islands’ of northern Mozambique | Rhampholeon (Rhinodigitum) maspictus, Rh. nebulauctor, Rh. tilburyi & Rh.

The taxonomic status of recently discovered populations of pygmy chameleons (Rhampholeon) from the northern Mozambique montane isolates of Mt. Chiperone, Mt. Mabu, Mt. Inago and Mt. Namuli are assessed, and compared with the closest geographical congeners, including Rhampholeon platyceps Günther 1893 from Mt. Mulanje, and Rh. chapmanorum Tilbury 1992 from the Malawi Hills, both in southern Malawi. Relationships were examined using morphological features and a phylogenetic analysis incorporating two mitochondrial and one nuclear marker. Leer más.