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Bearded Pygmy Chameleon

The Bearded Pygmy Chameleon is an African chameleon that gets its name from the presence of ‘beard’ (made of a few raised scales) under its mouth. They are quite capable of changing their body color as and when required.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Rieppeleon
    Species R. brevicaudatus
    Scientific Name Rieppeleonbrevicaudatus

    Other Names Bearded leaf chameleon
    Length 3 in (8 cm)
    Coloration Brown or tan (can change into a variety of colors like yellow, green, orange, and black)
    Distribution Northeastern parts of Tanzania and Kenya (eastern Uluguru and Usambara Mountains)
    Diet Insectivorous diet including small crickets, locusts, mini mealworms, moths, spiders, house flies etc.
    Clutch Size 3-4
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on January 30th 2017 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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