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Leaf Chameleon

Leaf chameleon is a species of small chameleon occurring on an island off the east coast of Madagascar. Some of the smallest reptiles in the world also belong to the genus of this species. The species spends most of its time on the forest floor hunting for insects. It can change its colors.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Brookesia
    Scientific Name Brookesia superciliaris

    Size Up to 4.5 in
    Color Any shade of brown, gray, green, olive, beige or dark red
    Distribution Eastern Madagascar
    Habitat Floor of evergreen primary forest, also found in secondary forest
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 to 5 eggs
    Incubation Period 59 to 70 days
    Reproductive Age 1 year of age
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

    Leaf Chameleon Pictures Gallery

    Published on November 7th 2016 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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