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Jewelled Chameleon

Jewelled chameleon is a species of lizard belonging to the family Chamaeleonidae, endemic to Madagascar. The species is diurnal and solitary.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Furcifer
    Scientific Name Furcifer campani

    Other Names Madagascar forest chameleon
    Size Around 14 cm (5.5 in)
    Color Pale green to dark green to brown background color with three pale brown stripes along the flanks and plenty of small bright-colored spots between the stripes; small red spots on the head
    Distribution Madagascar
    Habitat Mountain grass, heathland with shrubs and isolated trees at an altitude of 1,850 to 2,300 m (6,070 to 7,550 ft) above sea level
    Diet Small invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact May hibernate during winter
    Predators Snakes, birds, monkeys
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 8 to 12 eggs
    Incubation Period 7 to 10 weeks
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on May 6th 2017 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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