Bradypodion melanocephalum

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 melanocephalum


E. Cape Province, E-Natal (RSA)

S. Mozambique

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Common Name: Black-Headed Dwarf Chameleon
Name Translation:  
Synonyms: Chamaeleo pumilus melanocephalus
Discovered: Gray, 1864
Size: small 10 cm or 5 inches
Sexual Dimorphism:  
Parity: Ovoviviparous

These have small cranial casque, gular and dorsal crest, and the tail is slightly longer than the head and body length. its colors are green-brown with two to three darker blotches.


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