Bradypodion xenorhinum

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 xenorhinum


Ruwenzori Mtns., W. Uganda

E. Zaire

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Common Name: Strange-nosed Chameleon
Name Translation:  
Synonyms: Chamaeleo xenorhinus 
Discovered: Boulenger, 1901
Size: small  28  cm or 11 inches
Sexual Dimorphism: The male xenorhinum possesses a bifurcated, spatulate rostral appendix, while the female shows a small nub. Males of this species are uniform olive in color and females are brown.
Parity: oviparous
Description: They sport a huge casque peaked by a curved parietal crest and well developed lateral crest. scalation  is heterogenous.
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