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Chameleon Taxonomy
Learn and share knowledge about these wondrously unique animals

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Chamaeleonidae



Subfamily: brookesiinae
genus: brookesia Brookesia
genus: rhampholeon Rhampholeon
genus: rieppeleon Rieppeleon


Note: There are 208 chameleon species.

My Experience: 0 recorded species
Community Experience: 113 unique species
Total Records: 1096



Subfamily: chamaeleoninae
genus: Archaius Archaius
genus: bradypodion Bradypodion
genus: calumma Calumma
genus: chamaeleo Chamaeleo
genus: furcifer Furcifer
genus: kinyongia Kinyongia
genus: nadzikambia Nadzikambia
genus: Trioceros Trioceros

species commonly found in captivity

veiled chameleon

panther chameleon

bearded pygmy chameleon

jackson's chameleon

Chameleon Conservation
Learn more about chameleon conservation and their current status in the wild.


General Sources:
Natures Hidden Jewels 2nd edition. Petr Necas. 2004
Stump-Tailed Chameleons. Petr Necas, Wolfgang Schmidt. 2004
A Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa. S. Spawls, K. Howell, R. Drewes. J. Ashe. 2004
Chameleons of Southern Africa. Krystal Tolley, Marius Burger. 2007
Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar and the Mascarene, Seychelles and Comoro Islands. Henkel, Schmidt. 2000
A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences. 1994, 2007
websites: cites.org, iucn.org, adcham.com, chameleonnews.com
Thank you for your contributions: Trace, Kent67
 
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