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Common Native Chameleons

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SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME
Bradypodion adolfifriderici  
Chamaeleo Trioceros johnstoni Johnstoni
Rhampholeon boulengeri  
Bradypodion carpenteri  
Chamaeleo Trioceros rudis Rudi's
Chamaeleo Trioceros ellioti Elliot's
Chamaeleo Trioceros schoutedeni  
 

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 6,000 to 16,000 ft avg. 6-8k

 

Climate:

temperate; two rainy seasons (February to April, November to January); mild in mountains with frost and snow possible

 

Landforms:

mostly grassy uplands and hills; relief is mountainous with altitude declining from west to east 

Highest Point:
Volcan Karisimbi 4,519 m


Lowest Point:
Rusizi River 950 m


Natural Hazards:
periodic droughts; the volcanic Virunga mountains are in the northwest along the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo

Environmental Issues:
deforestation results from uncontrolled cutting of trees for fuel; overgrazing; soil exhaustion; soil erosion; widespread poaching  

 

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