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Flap Necked Chameleon

Flap necked chameleon is a species of large chameleon occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the most extensively distributed species of chameleon. The species is arboreal. Like other chameleons, it has the ability to change its colors.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Chamaeleo
    Scientific Name Chamaeleo dilepis


    Size Around 35 cm
    Color Different shades of green, yellow and brown; lower flanks contains one pale stripe and one to three pale patches higher up on the flanks
    Distribution Ethiopia, Somalia, Cameroon, northern South Africa
    Habitat Coastal forest, moist or dry savannah, bushy grasslands, woodland, rural and suburban areas
    Diet Variety of insects like beetles, flies, grasshoppers
    Hibernation Fact Might hibernate
    Predators Snakes, large birds, monkeys
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 20 to 30 eggs
    Incubation Period 10 to 12 months
    Reproductive Age 9 to 12 months
    Average Lifespan 5 to 8 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 5th 2016 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 10th August 2018.

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