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Chameleons of Madagascar

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20 October 2019

Chameleons (family Chameleonidae) are probably the most well-known lizards of Madagascar where the highest diversity of chameleons in the world live in.

This photo checklist was created in collaboration with Madagascar Wildlife. Many of the photos were provided by them. If you do engage them for your trip, let them know that you found them through this site!

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Male
Female
(Juv)  Juvenile

Class: Reptilia Laurenti, 1768

Order: Squamata Oppel, 1811

Family: Chamaeleonidae Rafinesque, 1815

Genus: Brookesia Gray, 1864

Brookesia superciliaris (Kuhl, 1820)
Brown leaf chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) - DSC_0564

Brookesia superciliaris (Kuhl, 1820)

Brown leaf chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) - DSC_9905

Brookesia superciliaris (Kuhl, 1820)

Brown leaf chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) - DSC_9913

Brookesia superciliaris (Kuhl, 1820)

Brown leaf chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) - DSC_9910

Brookesia superciliaris (Kuhl, 1820)

Brown leaf chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) - DSC_9859

Brookesia superciliaris (Kuhl, 1820)

Genus: Calumma Gray, 1865

Calumma amber Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006
Amber Mountain chameleon (Calumma amber) - 20190803112729_IMG_2359-01-01

Calumma amber Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006

Calumma ambreense (Ramanantsoa, 1974)
Mount Amber Globe-horned Chameleon (Calumma ambreense) - FB_IMG_1587190939156-01

Calumma ambreense (Ramanantsoa, 1974)

Mount Amber Globe-horned Chameleon (Calumma ambreense) - 20190803181842_IMG_2370-01

Calumma ambreense (Ramanantsoa, 1974)

Calumma brevicorne (Günther, 1879)
Short-horned chameleon (Calumma brevicorne) - DSC_8582

Calumma brevicorne (Günther, 1879)

Short-horned chameleon (Calumma brevicorne) - DSC_2985

Calumma brevicorne (Günther, 1879)

Short-horned chameleon (Calumma brevicorne) - DSC_3053

Calumma brevicorne (Günther, 1879)

Short-horned chameleon (Calumma brevicorne) - DSC_3055

Calumma brevicorne (Günther, 1879)

Calumma crypticum Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006
Cryptic chameleon (Calumma crypticum) - DSC_1661

Calumma crypticum Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006

Cryptic chameleon (Calumma crypticum) - DSC_1670

Calumma crypticum Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006

Calumma gallus (Günther, 1877)
Blade-horned chameleon (Calumma gallus) - DSC_0957

Calumma gallus (Günther, 1877)

Blade-horned chameleon (Calumma gallus) - DSC_0919

Calumma gallus (Günther, 1877)

Blade-horned chameleon (Calumma gallus) - DSC_0921

Calumma gallus (Günther, 1877)

Calumma gastrotaenia (Boulenger, 1888)
Perinet chameleon (Calumma gastrotaenia) - DSC_8615

Calumma gastrotaenia (Boulenger, 1888)

Perinet chameleon (Calumma gastrotaenia) - DSC_8828

Calumma gastrotaenia (Boulenger, 1888)

Perinet chameleon (Calumma gastrotaenia) - DSC_0512

Calumma gastrotaenia (Boulenger, 1888)

Perinet chameleon (Calumma gastrotaenia) - DSC_0523

Calumma gastrotaenia (Boulenger, 1888)

Calumma glawi Böhme, 1997
Glawi chameleon (Calumma glawi) - 20190423224723_IMG_8570-01

Calumma glawi Böhme, 1997

Calumma linotum (Müller, 1924)
Amber Mountain blue-nosed chameleon (Calumma linotum) - x

Calumma linotum (Müller, 1924)

Calumma malthe (Günther, 1879)
Green-eared chameleon (Calumma malthe) - 20191227151921_IMG_9696-01-01

Calumma malthe (Günther, 1879)

Calumma nasutum (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)
Nose-horned chameleon (Calumma nasutum) - DSC_6667

Calumma nasutum (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)

Nose-horned chameleon (Calumma nasutum) - DSC_6693

Calumma nasutum (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)

Nose-horned chameleon (Calumma nasutum) - DSC_6947

Calumma nasutum (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)

Nose-horned chameleon (Calumma nasutum) - DSC_6960

Calumma nasutum (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)

Nose-horned chameleon (Calumma nasutum) - DSC_7051

Calumma nasutum (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)

Nose-horned chameleon (Calumma nasutum) - DSC_7054

Calumma nasutum (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)

Nose-horned chameleon (Calumma nasutum) - DSC_0531

Calumma nasutum (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)

Nose-horned chameleon (Calumma nasutum) - DSC_0544

Calumma nasutum (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)

Nose-horned chameleon (Calumma nasutum) - DSC_1099

Calumma nasutum (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)

Nose-horned chameleon (Calumma nasutum) - DSC_1125

Calumma nasutum (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)

Calumma oshaughnessyi (Günther, 1881)
O'Shaughnessy's chameleon (Calumma oshaughnessyi) - IMG_2475-male

Calumma oshaughnessyi (Günther, 1881) ♂

Calumma peltierorum Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006
Peltier's chameleon (Calumma peltierorum) - 368471637226334-01

Calumma peltierorum Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006

Peltier's chameleon (Calumma peltierorum) - 20181020_190233-01

Calumma peltierorum Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006

Peltier's chameleon (Calumma peltierorum) - 20181019_105551-02-01

Calumma peltierorum Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006

Peltier's chameleon (Calumma peltierorum) - FB_IMG_1542269147761-01

Calumma peltierorum Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006

Calumma parsonii (Cuvier, 1824)
Parson's chameleon (Calumma parsonii) - DSC_7351

Calumma parsonii cristifer (Methuen & Hewitt, 1913) ♂

Parson's chameleon (Calumma parsonii) - DSC_7723

Calumma parsonii (Cuvier, 1824)

Parson's chameleon (Calumma parsonii) - DSC_0490

Calumma parsonii cristifer (Methuen & Hewitt, 1913) ♂

Parson's chameleon (Calumma parsonii) - DSC_0495

Calumma parsonii cristifer (Methuen & Hewitt, 1913) ♂

Parson's chameleon (Calumma parsonii) - DSC_0756

Calumma parsonii parsonii (Cuvier, 1824) ♀

Parson's chameleon (Calumma parsonii) - DSC_0847

Calumma parsonii parsonii (Cuvier, 1824) ♀

Orange-eyed Parson's chameleon (Calumma parsonii parsonii) - 20190501

Calumma parsonii parsonii (Cuvier, 1824) ♂

Calumma radamanus Mertens, 1933
1561231822931-01-01

Calumma radamanus Mertens, 1933

Genus: Furcifer Fitzinger, 1843

Furcifer balteatus Duméril & Bibron, 1851
Two-banded chameleon (Furcifer balteatus) - male

Furcifer balteatus Duméril & Bibron, 1851 ♂

Two-banded chameleon (Furcifer balteatus) - IMG_2952-01-02

Furcifer balteatus Duméril & Bibron, 1851 ♀

Furcifer major (Brygoo, 1971)
Carpet chameleon (Furcifer major) - 20190811125834_IMG_3285-01

Furcifer major (Brygoo, 1971)

Furcifer minor (Günther, 1879)
Lesser chameleon (Furcifer minor) - male

Furcifer minor (Günther, 1879) ♂

Lesser chameleon (Furcifer minor) - female

Furcifer minor (Günther, 1879) ♂

Furcifer oustaleti (Mocquard, 1894)
Malagasy giant chameleon (Furcifer oustaleti) - 20190811124328_IMG_3264-01

Furcifer oustaleti (Mocquard, 1894)

Malagasy giant chameleon (Furcifer oustaleti) - 20190727120916_IMG_1116-01

Furcifer oustaleti (Mocquard, 1894)

Malagasy giant chameleon (Furcifer oustaleti) - 20190811130448_IMG_3306-01

Furcifer oustaleti (Mocquard, 1894)

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)
Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - image1-01-01

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - 20181205_192816-01

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - FB_IMG_1546413289565-01

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - 20180919_094018-01

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - 20180919_172622-01

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - FB_IMG_1532011917038-01

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - FB_IMG_1586442539814-01-01

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - 20190801174146_IMG_1939-01

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - 20190421094103_IMG_7861-01

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - FB_IMG_1585895630067

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - FB_IMG_1584873677208

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) - 20190802184926_IMG_2179-01-01

Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Furcifer willsii (Günther, 1890)
Canopy chameleon (Furcifer willsii) - DSC_9629

Furcifer willsii (Günther, 1890) ♂

Canopy chameleon (Furcifer willsii) - DSC_9677

Furcifer willsii (Günther, 1890) ♂

Genus: Palleon Glaw, Hawlitschek & Ruthensteiner, 2013

Palleon nasus (Boulenger, 1887)
Elongate leaf chameleon (Palleon nasus) - 20190423211413_IMG_8479-01

Palleon nasus (Boulenger, 1887)

Elongate leaf chameleon (Palleon nasus) - 20191217_200929-01

Palleon nasus (Boulenger, 1887)

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