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Common Native Chameleons

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Bradypodion melanocephalum  
Bradypodion pumilum  
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo quilensis  
Chamaeleo Triceros melleri Meller's
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo dilepis petersii  
Rhampholeon m. gorongosae  
Rhampholeon brachyurus  

Geographical/Topographical Information

Information from CIA World Fact Book

annual rainfall 20"-40"
avg. temperature in January 68+ degrees F.
avg. temperature in July 68 to 86 degrees F.
topography sea level to *19,340 ft avg. 2-6k



tropical to subtropical 



mostly coastal lowlands, uplands in center, high plateaus in northwest, mountains in west 

Highest Point:
Monte Binga 2,436 m

Lowest Point:
Indian Ocean 0 m

Natural Hazards:
severe droughts; devastating cyclones and floods in central and southern provinces

Environmental Issues:
a long civil war and recurrent drought in the hinterlands have resulted in increased migration of the population to urban and coastal areas with adverse environmental consequences; desertification; pollution of surface and coastal waters; elephant poaching for ivory is a problem 

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