Favorite Genus

Favorite Chameleon Genus

  • Bradypodion

    Votes: 16 3.5%
  • Calumma

    Votes: 35 7.7%
  • Chamaeleo

    Votes: 158 35.0%
  • Furcifer

    Votes: 189 41.8%
  • Kinyongia

    Votes: 25 5.5%
  • Nadzikambia

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • Brookesia

    Votes: 5 1.1%
  • Rieppeleon

    Votes: 7 1.5%
  • Rhampholeon

    Votes: 15 3.3%

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Which genus is your favorite? Is there a specific feature found in the genus that influenced your decision? Maybe a particular species or geographic area helped to determine your favorite? Some genera have very few member species, but to be thorough I included all nine.


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i like mountain chams more then anything else so it was easy for me.
crazy colors are cool but i like the horns and sails more.


New Member
Bradypodions for sure, but mainly the kind nobody can get. The pumilums, thamnobates and dracs. Not really sure why, I guess because the look so much like what you think a chameleon should look like but much smaller. Maybe it's because most are unobtainable now.
I was thinking Emily Litella. But then she preceeded Rosanna RosannaDana. Both were Gilda's characters. They don't make them like that anymore, do they?

But, we need to get back on track with this thread before Jane sees this. :p

I would have to say Chamaeleo, because of veileds, Meller's, and Dwarf Jacksons.

Brad Ramsey

Retired Moderator
I would have to say Chamaeleo, because of veileds, Meller's, and Dwarf Jacksons.
I second that!
And add to it: wiedersheimi, cristatus and africanus.

All the chameleons that I work with, or want to work with are in this Genus:


Chris Anderson

Dr. House of Chameleons
Staff member
This is a really hard poll. I am having a real hard time deciding:

Brookesia: B. perarmata, B. vadoni, B. decaryi...

Chamaeleo: Ch. namaquensis, Ch. hoehnelii, Ch. laterispinis, Ch. pfefferi, Ch. wiedersheimi...

Calumma: C. parsonii, C. furcifer, C. gallus, C. globifer, C. tigris, C. cucullatum...

Rhampholeon: R. spinosus, R. acuminatus, R. viridis...

Furcifer: F. minor, F. angeli, F. labordi, F. balteatus...

Bradypodion: B. dracomontanum, B. damaranum, B. pumilum, B. gutturale, B. thamnobates...

Kinyongia: K. tenuis, K. uthmoelleri, K. carpenteri, K. xenorhina, K. oxyrhina, K. matschiei, K. vosseleri...

I guess I have to vote Kinyongia though...For the number of species in the genus that simply knock me over relative to the total number of species in the genus, I have a hard time beating them. I love Calumma and the other genera one heck of a lot but I really like the Kinyongia...



New Member
Rhampholeon deff second best and then panthers, i'm not sure what they come under though?
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