Brookesia griveaudi, commonly known as the Marojejy Leaf Chameleon, is a species of chameleon that is endemic to north-eastern Madagascar, and has a type locality of the Marojejy National Park in Sava. It was described initially by Brygoo, Blanc and Domergue in 1974. It was listed as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Distribution and habitat
Brookesia griveaudi is endemic to north-east Madagascar, and has a type locality of the Marojejy National Park and on the Marojejy Massif, in the region of Sava. The Brookesia griveaudi is found over an area of 21,829 square kilometres (8,428 square miles), beginning in Masoala (southwards) and ending at Daraina (northwards), and it is found at an elevation of 1,350 metres (4,430 feet) above mean sea level (AMSL). The International Union for Conservation of Nature have listed this species as Near Threatened (NT) because the population of the species is spread out considerably, despite the area it covers. It is affected mainly by logging and the slash-and-burn method of agriculture. The species is found in many protected places/areas, and the population is believed to be declining.
The species was initially described by Brygoo, Blanc and Domergue in 1974, and has been described three times since: Glaw and Vences (1994: 236), Necas (1999: 277), and, most recently by Townsend et al. in 2009. Brookesia griveaudi is commonly known as the Marojejy Leaf Chameleon, after the type locality of the species.
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