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Indian chameleon

Chamaeleo zeylanicus


Chameleons vary greatly in size and body structure, with maximum total length varying from 3.3 cm (1.3 in.) in Brookesia minima (one of the world's smallest reptiles) to 68.5 cm (27 in.) in the male Furcifer oustaleti.[3] Many have head or facial ornamentation, such as nasal protrusions, or horn-like projections in the case of Chamaeleo jacksonii, or large crests on top of their head, like Chamaeleo calyptratus. Many species are sexually dimorphic, and males are typically much more ornamented than the female chameleons. Chameleons are often sold at pet stores and are not rare to have as household pets.


This mother was shifting babies from one to another branch, an amazing experience for me.

1 species ID suggestions

Chamaeleo zeylanicus Chamaeleo zeylanicus

116 Comments (1–25)

Miss Naturaleza
Miss Naturaleza a year ago

Little band...

WilliamsFamily 2 years ago

Very cute.


katelew02 4 years ago


MehmetKaraca 4 years ago

süper :)

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 4 years ago

What a pleasant series to stumble upon. Your pictures are stunning and I love your description. I love the photos of the mama chameleon helping her babies cross. That is incredible! :D

Abby Ccga
Abby Ccga 4 years ago

Oh my goodness!! <3

ILoveAnimals 5 years ago

Nice pic

snakes are cool
snakes are cool 5 years ago


HazelMarley 5 years ago

I agree, the reptile man.

the reptile man
the reptile man 5 years ago

so cute

HazelMarley 5 years ago

Looks like a whole family!

bg11a8 5 years ago

wonderful shots! all the spottings on your profile are amazing, good job

RiekoS 5 years ago

Wonderful and beautiful series.

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 5 years ago

What an amazing series of pics. A fantastic and very special sighting!

thebioscout 5 years ago

Amazing photos! Really funny, too.

Rj 5 years ago

superb experience!

JC_Forester 5 years ago


JenniferRoge 5 years ago


injica 5 years ago

Great spotting! Good job :)

Fantastic pics!

JillBlack 5 years ago

Great photo series

Telse 6 years ago

Wonderful shot!

That it is just amazing and beautiful. I was not part of PN when you got SOTD but it was well deserved, I am just glad to have seen it now, thank you for sharing.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Freakin awesome.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Telangana, India

Lat: 17.37, Long: 78.46

Spotted on Jun 27, 2011
Submitted on Jun 27, 2011

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