CHAMAELEONIDAE FAMILY

Bradypodion nemorale

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 nemorale

 

Distribution:

Nkanala Forest, Qudeni Forest, Zululand (RSA)

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Common Name: Zululand Dwarf Chameleon
Name Translation:  
Synonyms: Chamaeleo nemorale
Discovered: Raw, 1978
Size: small  15 cm or 6 inches
Sexual Dimorphism:  
Parity: oviparous
Description: This species has a modest cranial casque and possesses gular and dorsal crest. Its tail is shorter than the body. Colors include dark green with rust colored blotches.
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