CHAMAELEONIDAE FAMILY

Bradypodion gutturale

KINGDOM: Animalia (animals)

   PHYLUM: Cordata (chordates)

      CLASS: Reptilia (reptiles)

          ORDER: Squamata (scaled reptiles)

              FAMILIES: snakes, warm lizards, lizards

                    LIZARD SUBFAMILY: Sauria

                        SAURIA INFRAORDER: 

                           Anguimorpha (angid); Gekkota (gecko); Iguania (iguana); Scincomorpha (skink)

                               IGUANIA DIVISIONS: 

                                   Agamids; Iguanids; Chameleonids

                                     CHAMAELEONIDAE FAMILY:

                                         Subfamily Chamaeleoninae (True Chameleons)

                                             Genus Bradypodion ("slow-footed")


Bradypodion gutturale

Distribution:

W. Cape Province (RSA)

 

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Common Name: Robertson Dwarf Chameleon
Name Translation:  
Synonyms: Chamaeleo pumilis gutturalis
Discovered: Smith, 1849
Size: small  15 cm or 6 inches
Sexual Dimorphism:  
Parity: Ovoviviparous
Description: This species has cranial and dorsal crest with large gular lobes and scattered large lenticular tubercles in two irregular lateral rows. Colors displayed are blue gray with rust and light orange.
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