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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.
|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|
|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 staff under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 24th December 2018.
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