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Rhinoceros Chameleon

The Rhinoceros Chameleon is a species of rare chameleons found in a limited region in Madagascar. They got their name from the proboscis- or horn-like nose that can clearly be seen in the males. These are arboreal (tree-dwelling) creatures that are gradually decreasing in numbers.

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

    Length/Size Up to about 27 cm (11 in)
    Body Coloration Normally grey or faint brown with a few darker-colored transverse bars; females turn purple when pregnant
    Range/Distribution Western Madagascar
    Habitat Dry forests
    Diet/Food Usually insects including locusts, grasshoppers, crickets, etc.
    Breeding Season Not known
    Clutch Size 4-11 eggs (recorded in captivity)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on January 7th 2019 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 24th December 2018.

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