The Side-Striped Chameleon (Trioceros
bitaeniatus) is native to parts of the African
continent. It is also known as the Two-striped
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.
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
Side-Striped Chameleon Classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Reptilia
- Order: Squamata
- Suborder: Sauria
- Family: Chamaeleonidae
- Genus: Trioceros
- Species: Trioceros bitaeniatus