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Jackson Chameleon

Jackson chameleon is a type of chameleon found in East Africa. The species have also been introduced to Hawaii and Florida. There are three recognized subspecies of this species. Unlike most other chameleons, it is less territorial.



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


    Other Names Jackson’s Horned Chameleon,  Kikuyu Three-horned Chameleon
    Size Male: Up to 38 cm
    Female: Up to 25 cm
    Weight Up to 1 to 1.5 Kg in captivity
    Color Generally bright green with some individuals possessing a bit of blue and yellow
    Distribution Northern Tanzania, south-central Kenya
    Habitat Forests and woodlands at an height of 1,600 to 2,440 m
    Diet Mainly small insects, also feed on centipedes,  millipedes, isopods,  lizards, spiders, small birds, snails
    Predators Snakes, birds, monkeys
    Breeding Season Summer
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 8 to 30
    Gestation Period 5 to 6 months
    Reproductive Age 5 months of age
    Average Lifespan Male: 8 to 10 years
    Female: 5 to 6 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 4th 2016 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 10th August 2018.

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