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Parson's chameleon

Calumma parsonii

Description:

Among the largest chameleons in the world, males have ridges running from above the eyes to the nose forming two warty horns.

Habitat:

rainforest

Notes:

Spotted this chameleon on a night hike in Ranomafana.

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5 Comments

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks Joseph. I highly recommend picking up A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar - Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences, when you get back to the US. It's where I've gotten my ID's.

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 11 years ago

What a fun Chameleon! I walked by a small different species than yours near the Clinic and caught him up in a scraggly rose bush without leaves. It was hard to blend in to nothing.
I kept my distance and he was okay staying around the plants. Too close and they tend to move on. I'm still trying to sort out the different species of the ones I've taken, but the Parsons is sure unique!

p.young713
p.young713 11 years ago

Awesome photo! The colors are beautiful!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

I added another photo to this spotting.

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 11 years ago

She loves me she loves me knot. Great night picture! Salama be!

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Fianarantsoa, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar

Spotted on Jan 3, 2006
Submitted on May 3, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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