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Common Native Chameleons

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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



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



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:

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


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