Chameleons from Uganda ?

DulciGT

New Member
Hello ;

here are 3 chemeleons we saw in uganda (Mgahinga park) in July. My boyfriend would like to be sure they are both 3 females of Trioceros johnstoni. Could anybody confirm and explain us how you see that?
Thanks for advance
504-Trioceros johnstoni (femelle); Mgahinga NP.JPG
750-Trioceros johnstoni (femelle)n°2; Mgahinga NP.JPG
757-Trioceros johnstoni (femelle)n°3; Mgahinga NP.JPG
 

Motherlode Chameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
I am looking through my Colin Tilbury, First Edition, Chameleons of Africa Atlas and two similar species of chameleons from Uganda that look similar to those in the pictures above. They are not Trioceros johnstoni. The two species are Trioceros ellioti and Trioceros rudis. Going from the pictures and information base in the Chameleons of Africa Atlas I ID the species above as Trioceros rudis.

Best Regards
Jeremy A. Rich
 
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Motherlode Chameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
However Trioceros ellioti is at this time the more available chameleon to the North American hobby. Plus Trioceros ellioti as a species has the most color out of these two similar species. I have not seen true Trioceros rudis (often confused with Trioceros sternfeldi) for sale in the USA for a good long while. Just a note.

Best Regards
Jeremy A. Rich
 

DulciGT

New Member
Thank you so much for this answers.
If I understand well, they are all 3 trioceros rudis, right?
I am french so not sure to understand well ;-)
My boyfriend will be happy to know that.
We have seen too beautiful males johnstoni much easier to identify ;-)

Thanks again
 
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