B. superciliaris or therezieni?

mphelps

Established Member
I purchased a male and a female B. superciliaris from different sources. I feel confident that my female is a superciliaris, but I am concerned that my male is a therezieni.

Can anyone with experience with these species help identify my male?

Thanks, Mike
 

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Chris Anderson

Dr. House of Chameleons
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I agree that the male appears to be a B. therezieni based on the spines on the wide of the tail. They are difficult to differentiate, however. Could you post another pic of the female so I can see the side of her tail as well?

Chris
 

mphelps

Established Member
Chris,

Here is a picture of the female's tail. Fortunately, she was in the perfect position in her cage for me to capture an image of her tail.

Probably more revealing, I have uploaded two images of a CH male from the female. He is a young adult now, and the sides of his tail are much smoother than those of my adult male. Hence, I believe that my adult male is a therezieni.

My female has laid two clutches since I purchased her, but in both cases she scattered the eggs on the floor of her cage and did not bury them or deposit them under moss. From the two clutches, I recovered only one egg in good condition, and so I have one CH superciliaris.

I would love to find additional superciliaris. They are wonderful animals.
 

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Chris Anderson

Dr. House of Chameleons
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Yeah, those two look superciliaris to me as well. They look great and hopefully you'll be able to pair both species up before too long.

Chris
 
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