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Labord’s Chameleon

The Labord’s chameleon is a species of lizards that are native to the forests in Madagascar. They get their name in honor of the French adventurer Jean Laborde, who first spotted them. Unlike most other chameleon species, or in fact, creatures, the females are more colorful than the males.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Furcifer
    Species F. labordi
    Scientific Name Furcifer labordi


    Length/Size Male: up to 308 mm; Female: up to 177 mm
    Body Coloration Males are green, while females are more colorful. The body is patterned with purple and blue marks on the flanks, and vibrant orange on the backbone
    Range/Distribution Southwest Madagascar
    Habitat Spiny and deciduous forests
    Diet/Food Mostly insects, but also non-insect arthropods
    Breeding Season January
    Clutch Size No data
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on January 4th 2019 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 24th December 2018.

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