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Common Native Chameleons

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SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME
Bradypodion mlanjense  
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo quilensis  
Chamaeleo Triceros melleri Meller's
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo dilepis dilepis Flap-Necked
Chamaeleo Triceros goetzei nyikae  
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo dilepis isabellinus  
Rhampholeon brachyurus  
Rhampholeon platyceps  
Rhampholeon chapmanorum  
Rhampholeon platyceps platyceps  
Rhampholeon nchisiensis  
Rhampholeon platyceps carri  
 

Geographical/Topographical Information

Information from CIA World Fact Book

annual rainfall 20"-80"
avg. temperature in January 68+ degrees F.
avg. temperature in July 50 to 68 degrees F.
topography 1600- 9843 Ftaverage 3-4k

 

Climate:

sub-tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November)

 

Landforms:

narrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, some mountains

Highest Point:
Sapitwa (Mount Mlanje) 3,002 m


Lowest Point:
junction of the Shire River and international boundary with Mozambique 37 m
 

Natural Hazards:
N/A   

Environmental Issues:
deforestation; land degradation; water pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage, industrial wastes; siltation of spawning grounds endangers fish populations  

 

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