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Cape Dwarf Chameleon

Cape dwarf chameleon is a medium-sized species of chameleon native to South Africa. The species is active only during the day. Males and females are almost same in appearance. It can change its color.

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

    Size 5 to 7 cm body size; more than 15 cm (total length including the tail)
    Color Color ranges from vibrant green and yellow to dull brown with a light colored stripe on the sides
    Distribution South Africa
    Habitat Fynbos and renosterveld, indigenous Afrotemperate forest, wetlands, river valleys
    Diet Small insects, other arthropods
    Predators Snakes, predatory birds
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (giving birth to live young by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 5 to 12 young
    Reproductive Age Within 1 year of age
    IUCN Conservation Status CITES Appendix II (Not yet threatened but may become so without proper measures)

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    Published on May 11th 2017 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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