CHAMAELEONIDAE FAMILY

Bradypodion occidentale

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 occidentale

Distribution:

E. Cape Province, E-Natal (RSA)

S. Mozambique

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Common Name: Namaqua Dwarf Chameleon
Name Translation:  
Synonyms: Chamaeleo pumilus occidentalis
Discovered: Hewitt, 1935
Size: small  15 cm or 6 inches
Sexual Dimorphism:  
Parity: Ovoviviparous
Description: This species has lateral rows of larger scales on its flanks and a cranial crest. The casque is not narrowed and the dorsal crest is continuous. It also displays large overlapping scaled gular lobes. Colors shown are gray and brown, and displaying males show blue-black with bright rust stripes.
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