CHAMAELEONIDAE FAMILY

Bradypodion oxyrhinum

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 oxyrhinum

Distribution:

Uluguru Mtns., Uzungwe Mtns., Tanzania

 

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Common Name: Sharp-Nosed Chameleon
Name Translation: Sharp-Nosed
Synonyms: Chamaeleo oxyrhinum
Discovered: Klaver & Bohme, 1988
Size: small 16 cm or 6.5 inches
Sexual Dimorphism: Females are smaller, have lower casque, no rostral horn, and duller colors.
Parity: oviparous    
Description: These have a low dorsally pointed casque with no occipital lobes. The canthus rostralis on males point forward to create a "false horn". Squamation is mostly homogenous. Colors include white, gray, brown and ochre. The dorsal portion of the males horn is blue.
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