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An Indian Chameleon ( एक भारतीय गिरगिट )


Approximately 160 species of chameleon range from Africa, Madagascar, Spain and Portugal, across south Asia, to Sri Lanka, have been introduced to Hawaii, California and Florida, and are found in warm habitats that vary from rain forest to desert conditions. I found it in a home garden at Khatima, Uttarakhand, India.

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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

I don't know it's name either, I just know it's not a chameleon. I checked through my Field Guide to Indian Reptiles but didn't see any lizards that were a match.

You may right, dandoucette!
But in my local area people call it Girgit means chameleon.
I do'nt know its real name!

SusanEllison 11 years ago


Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Raavendra, this is not a chameleon. It doesn't have the independently moving eyes or a prehensile tail that are some of the distinguishing features of chameleons. It's a lizard of some sort.

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Nice series!

Pilibhit, Uttaranchal, India

Spotted on Nov 28, 2009
Submitted on Aug 5, 2011

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