CHAMAELEONIDAE FAMILY

Bradypodion tavetanum

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 tavetanum

Distribution:

Teita Hills (Kenya), Mt. Meru (Arusha Range), Mt. Kilimanjaro,Tanzania

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Common Name: Taveta or Dwarf Fischer's or Two-horned Chameleon
Name Translation: of taveta
Synonyms: Chamaeleo fischeri tavetanus
Discovered: Steindachner, 1891
Size: small 20 - 30 cm or 8 -12 inches
Sexual Dimorphism:  
Parity: oviparous
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