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Parson’s Chameleon

Parson’s chameleon is a species of large chameleon endemic to Madagascar. The species is one of the world’s largest chameleons. There are two recognized subspecies of this species.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Infraorder Iguania
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Subfamily Chamaeleoninae
    Genus Calumma
    Scientific Name Calumma parsonii


    Size 47 – 68 cm
    Weight Around 700 g
    Color Green, turquoise or yellow; sometimes yellow or orange lips and eyelids; pale yellow or white spots on the sides
    Distribution Eastern and northern Madagascar
    Habitat Forests
    Diet Lizards, birds, invertebrates, leaves, flowers, fruit
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 28 to 60 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 20 months
    Reproductive Age 3 to 5 years of age
    Average Lifespan 6 to 12 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on May 6th 2017 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 22nd April 2017.

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