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Indian Chameleon

Indian chameleon is a species of chameleon occurring in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The species is diurnal and arboreal. The creature has the ability to change color rapidly.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Chamaeleo
    Scientific Name Chamaeleo zeylanicus

    Size Up to 38 cm
    Color Shades of green or brown or with bands
    Distribution Parts of India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan
    Habitat Scrublands, dry deciduous and secondary forests, dry to arid areas, oases in desert areas
    Diet Grasshoppers, termites, other insects
    Predators Birds, snakes, other Chameleons, other reptiles, some predatory mammals
    Breeding Season Around October
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to 40 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 3 months
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 19th 2017 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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