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Common Native Chameleons

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SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo arabicus  
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo calyptratus orientalis  
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo calyptratus calyptratus Veiled, Cone-head, Yemen
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo monachus  
Chamaeleo Chamaeleo calyptratus calcarifer veiled (smaller casqued)
 

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 to7000 ft avg. 4-6k

 

Climate:

mostly desert; hot and humid along west coast; temperate in western mountains affected by seasonal monsoon; extraordinarily hot, dry, harsh desert in east  

 

Landforms:

narrow coastal plain backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains; dissected upland desert plains in center slope into the desert interior of the Arabian Peninsula

Highest Point:
Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb 3,760 m


Lowest Point:
Arabian Sea 0 m

Natural Hazards:
sandstorms and dust storms in summer   

Environmental Issues:
limited natural fresh water resources; inadequate supplies of potable water; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification

 

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