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Common Native Chameleons

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SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME
Ch. Ch. quilensis  
Ch. Ch. senegalensis Senegal
Ch. Ch. gracillis Graceful
 

Geographical/Topographical Information

Information from CIA World Fact Book

annual rainfall under 10"
avg. temperature in January 50 - 68 degrees F
avg. temperature in July 68 to 86 degrees F
topography sea level to 3445 ft -avg. 1-2k

 

Climate:

tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north; the country's length allows it to stretch through six distinct geographic regions; climate varies from tropical to savanna  

 

Landforms:

gently rolling savanna in north; central hills; southern plateau; low coastal plain with extensive lagoons and marshes

Highest Point:
Mont Agou 986 m


Lowest Point:
Atlantic Ocean 0 m


Natural Hazards:
hot, dry harmattan windLink will open in a new pop up window. can reduce visibility in north during winter; periodic droughts

Environmental Issues:
deforestation attributable to slash-and-burn agriculture and the use of wood for fuel; water pollution presents health hazards and hinders the fishing industry; air pollution increasing in urban areas

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