CHAMAELEONIDAE FAMILY

Bradypodion tenue

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 tenue

Distribution:

Usambara Mtns. (Tanzania)

Shimba Hills (Kenya)

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Common Name: Usambara Soft-horned Chameleon
Name Translation: thin
Synonyms: Chamaeleo tenuis
Discovered: Matschie, 1892
Size: small 15  cm or 6 inches
Sexual Dimorphism:  
Parity: oviparous
Description: Small chameleon with a flat rostral appendix
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