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Knysna Dwarf Chameleon

Knysna dwarf chameleon is a species of chameleon endemic to South Africa. The species is arboreal and diurnal. It is one of the smallest chameleon species and also one of the most colorful among other species of chameleons. Like other chameleons, it can change its color.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Bradypodion
    Scientific Name Bradypodion damaranum


    Size Up to 18 cm (7.1 in)
    Color Bright green to bluish adorned with shades of  yellow, purple and pink
    Distribution South Africa
    Habitat Fynbos and Afromontane forest; also found in gardens
    Diet Various invertebrates
    Predators Birds, snakes, urban predators include domestic cats and birds like crows
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (giving birth to live young by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 2 to 20 young
    Gestation Period 3 to 6 months
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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    Published on May 11th 2017 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 4th May 2017.

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