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Common Native Chameleons

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Brookesia ambreensis  
Brookesia betschi  
Brookesia decaryi Decary's Pygmy 
Brookesia exarmata  
Brookesia lambertoni  
Brookesia minima Nosy-Be Pygmy
Brookesia perarmata  
Brookesia superciliaris  
Brookesia vadoni  
Brookesia antakarana  
Brookesia bonsi  
Brookesia dentata  
Brookesia griveaudi  
Brookesia lineata  
Brookesia nasus  
Brookesia peyrierasi Peyrieras' Pygmy
Brookesia therezieni  
Brookesia valerieae  
Brookesia bekolosy  
Brookesia brygooi  
Brookesia ebenaui Ebenau's Pygmy
Brookesia karchei  
Brookesia lolontany  
Brookesia pauliani  
Brookesia stumfi  
Brookesia thieli Thiel's Pygmy
Calumma brevicornis Short-horned 
Calumma capuroni  
Calumma furcifer Fork-nosed
Calumma gastrotaenia gastrotaenia  
Calumma gastrotaenia marojezensis  
Calumma gastrotaenia andringitraensis  
Calumma guibei  
Calumma malthe  
Calumma oshaughnessyi  
Calumma oshaughnessyi oshaughnessyi  
Calumma oshaughnessyi ambreensis  
Calumma parsonni Parson's
Calumma parsonii parsonni  
Calumma parsonii cristifer  
Calumma tigris Tiger Chameleon
Calumma brevicornis brevicornis  
Calumma cucallota  
Calumma gallus  
Calumma glawi  
Calumma hilleniusi Hillenius' Short-nosed
Calumma nasuta Nosy Chameleon
Calumma tsarataninisis  
Calumma boettgeri Boettger's Chameleon
Calumma brevicornis tsarafidyi  
Calumma fallax  
Calumma gastrotaenia  
Calumma gastrotaenia guillaumeti  
Calumma globifer  
Calumma linota  
Calumma peyrierasi  
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo calyptratus calcarifer  
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo monachus  
Furcifer balteatus  
Furcifer campani  
Furcifer lateralis Carpet or Jewel
Furcifer oustaleti Oustelet's or Malagasy Giant
Furcifer polleni Pollen's Chameleon
Furcifer willsii
Furcifer angeli  
Furcifer belalandaensis  
Furcifer cephalolepis  
Furcifer minor  
Furcifer pardalis Panther 
Furcifer rhinoceratus  
Furcifer verrucosus  
Furcifer verrucosus verrucosus  
Furcifer verrucosus semicristatus  
Furcifer antimena  
Furcifer bifudus  
Furcifer labordi Labord's Chameleon
Furcifer monoceras  
Furcifer petteri Petter's Chameleon 
Furcifer tutzetae  

Geographical/Topographical Information

Information from CIA World Fact Book

annual rainfall 40"-60"
avg. temperature in January 68 to 86 degrees Furcifer
avg. temperature in July 50 to 68 degrees Furcifer

sea level to 16,000 ft  avg. 2-6k



tropical along coast, temperate inland, arid in south


narrow coastal plain, high plateau and mountains in center

Highest Point: Maromokotro 2,876 m

Lowest Point: Indian Ocean 0 m

Natural Resources:
graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones, mica, fish, hydropower


Natural Hazards:
periodic cyclones, drought, and locust infestation

Environmental Issues:
soil erosion results from deforestation and overgrazing; desertification; surface water contaminated with raw sewage and other organic wastes; several endangered species of flora and fauna unique to the island


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