Kigoma Cyathopharynx: just one species or both?

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Kigoma Cyathopharynx: just one species or both?

Post by taeniopareius » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:52 am

Wondering is there just one species of Cyathopharynx at Kigoma, or two species? In various stocklists around these are often listed as Cyathopharynx furcifer Kigoma or Cyathopharynx foae Kigoma, or even both on the same list.

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Re: Kigoma Cyathopharynx: just one species or both?

Post by Creepy85 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:03 am

They are both the same...

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Re: Kigoma Cyathopharynx: just one species or both?

Post by taeniopareius » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:05 pm

Thanks. Is there a concensus or evidence for it to be furcifer, foae, or undescribed species?

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Re: Kigoma Cyathopharynx: just one species or both?

Post by Creepy85 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:52 am

They are Furcifer, so i think...

I saw wild Kigomas many times at a friend...they called them foai, i dont know why...they have many orange colour patterns on the face - so for me its a furcifer...you can see them too on the Tanganjika DVD (Faszination Tanganjikasee - also availible in english)from Siegfried Loose...

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Re: Kigoma Cyathopharynx: just one species or both?

Post by Pete B » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:04 pm

C. furcifer and C. foae are currently classed as two different species by Konings, but it could be that C. foae is a dark form of C. furcifer.

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