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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Chamaelonidae
Genus:Chamaelo
Genus species:Chamaelo sp.

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:10-70 cm
Identification:Chameleons often have head appendages, dorsal crests, a prehensile tail, and toes fused into grasping claws.
Habitat:Rain forests to savannas, mountains
Diet:Carnivore: insects
Reproduction:Most species lay eggs. Females can store sperm from one male to last her entire lifetime.
Chameleons lead solitary lives.
Behavior:Most chameleons are strictly arboreal.
Status:Threatened
Interesting Facts:There are more than 80 known species of chameleons. They can all change their skin color, basing it on their surroundings and their mental and physical states. They catch prey using a long, sticky tongue.

Other Information

Geographic:Africa
Southern Europe
Southern Asia
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Chameleon (unidentified)
herptile
reptile
lizard
Chameleons
Lizards
Squamata
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata