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Side-Striped Chameleon

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The Side-Striped Chameleon (Trioceros bitaeniatus) is native to parts of the African continent. It is also known as the Two-striped Chameleon.

Considered a small chameleon, the Side-Striped Chameleon grows to lengths of 17 cm. They have a slender build and a highly developed casque. Their tail is equal in length to that of their body.

Side-Striped Chameleon Habitat

The Side-Striped Chameleon is native in Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They tend to prefer living in acacia scrubland areas, as well as savannah grasslands that sit anywhere from 1000 to 3000 meters above sea level.

Side-Striped Chameleon Range Map

Map of the range covered by the Side-Striped Chameleon

Side-Striped Chameleon Classification

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Suborder: Sauria
  • Family: Chamaeleonidae
  • Genus: Trioceros
  • Species: Trioceros bitaeniatus
 
 
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