Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Smooth Chameleon

Chamaeleo laevigatus

Description:

Has small scales and a slender body

Habitat:

Lowland area, bushes etc

Notes:

Culturally, one of Zambian’s most feared reptiles is the chameleon. They are considered to be bad omens, especially if you see one crossing the road. They are also locally thought to be poisonous and if you are bitten by one you will then turn into different colours. Chameleons are distrusted because they are able to change colour and the fact that their protruding eyes can turn independently of each other.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Stephen Wain
Spotted by
Stephen Wain

Muchinga Province, Zambia

Spotted on Jun 17, 2019
Submitted on Jul 17, 2019

Related Spottings

Chameleon Mediterranean Chameleon Chameleon Mediterranean Chameleon

Nearby Spottings

African Mantis King baboon spider Cloanthe Pirate Verreaux's Eagle Owl
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors