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Panther Chameleon

Panther chameleon is a type of chameleon occurring in the eastern and northern region of Madagascar. The species is very territorial and live most of its life in isolation barring the mating period.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Furcifer
    Scientific Name Furcifer pardalis

    Size Male: 12 – 18 in
    Female: 10 – 14 in
    Weight Male: 140 – 180 g
    Female: 60 to 100 g
    Color Males can be vibrant blue to red, green or orange while females are tan and brown with traces of pink, peach or bright orange
    Distribution Madagascar (native range); Réunion and Mauritius (introduced species)
    Habitat Tropical forests
    Diet Insects
    Hibernation Fact In tropical and sub-tropical climate, they needn’t hibernate
    Predators Fiscal shrike, boomslang
    Breeding Season January – May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1 0 to 40 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 8 months
    Reproductive Age Around 7 months
    Average Lifespan Male : 5 to 7 years in captivity
    Female : 2 to 3 years after laying eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Chameleon habitat

    Published on November 3rd 2016 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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