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Jackson's Chameleon

Chamaeleo jacksonii


Also known as the Three-horned Chameleon.

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Beautiful !

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Interesting! I just read up on this exotic: ackson's chameleons were accidentally released on the island of Oahu in the 1970’s, and have since established populations on all of the main Hawaiian Islands; a recent study has determined that predation on various endemic invertebrate species is occurring, including a 'Critically Endangered (CR)' Oahu tree snail (Achatinella mustelina)."

KarenL 8 years ago


dandoucette 10 years ago

Okay, I was wondering because I knew they weren't native. I didn't know they were a problem there.That's an interesting fact you could put into your notes.

Naturalist 10 years ago

No - this guy was in the woods behind my house. (Unfortunately, since they are invasive).

dandoucette 10 years ago

Was this at a reptile park?

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

It looks like a fairy tale dragon :)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 10 years ago

Love the 2nd pic - like sleeping in a fetal position :-)

ceherzog 10 years ago

That's a pretty amazing animal.

Naturalist 10 years ago

Me too! I was very surprised to run into this guy in the Hawaiian rainforest!

peter 10 years ago

Love these guys!

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Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2011
Submitted on Aug 8, 2011

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