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Namaqua Chameleon

The Namaqua Chameleon is a species of lizard indigenous to a few African deserts. It has developed excellent adaptation techniques to survive in the sand.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Chamaeleo
    Species C. namaquensis
    Scientific Name Chamaeleonamaquensis


    Length Up to 25 cm
    Coloration Capable of changing body color
    Distribution Western desert regions of South Africa,Namibia and south of Angola
    Habitat Arid and semi-arid desert areas
    Diet Insects, mostly beetles and crickets; also lizards, including young chameleons from their own species, small snakes, scorpions
    Clutch Size About 20 eggs (3 clutches per year)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 5th 2017 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 2nd June 2017.

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