CHAMAELEONIDAE FAMILY

Bradypodion ventrale

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 ventrale

Distribution:

E. Cape Province (RSA)

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Common Name: Southern Dwarf Chameleon
Name Translation:  
Synonyms: Chamaeleo pumilus ventralis
Discovered: Gray, 1845
Size: small  20  cm or 8 inches
Sexual Dimorphism:  
Parity: Ovoviviparous
Description: Has large overlapping scaled gular lobes, and lateral rows of larger scales on flanks. Normal colors are brown and gray, and when excited males turn blue-black with rust colored stripes. They have a narrow and pointed casque.
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