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Chameleons

For chameleons, Madagascar is the "Promised Land". The island supports more than 80 species, which represents around 60% of the world total. This includes both the world's largest and smallest species. They are found in all major native habitat types; rainforest, deciduous forest, spiny forest and high mountain areas, and some species have also colonised degraded and human-altered areas.

  • Skin Panther Chameleon Furcifer pardalis Masoala Madagascar
    Skin of male Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis). Masoala National Park, northern Madagascar.
  • Stump tailed chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) Mantadia Madagascar
    Stump tailed chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) beneath tourists boot. Mantadia National Park, Madagascar.
  • Pygmy Stump-tailed Chameleon Brookesia peyrierasi Nosy Mangabe  Madagascar
    Pygmy Stump-tailed Chameleon (Brookesia peyrierasi) on human thumb. Nosy Mangabe Reserve, northern Madagascar.
  • Stump-tailed Chameleon Brookesia superciliaris leaf litter Andasibe-Mantadia Madagascar
    Forest-floor Stump-tailed Chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) amongst leaf litter. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Eastern Madagascar.
  • Stump-tailed Chameleon Brookesia superciliaris leaf litter Andasibe-Mantadia Madagascar
    Forest-floor Stump-tailed Chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) amongst leaf litter. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Eastern Madagascar.
  • Stump-tailed Leaf Chameleon Brookesia superciliaris Andasibe-Mantadia Madagascar
    Stump-tailed or Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) on the forest floor. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar.
  • Stump-tailed Leaf Chameleon Brookesia Masoala Madagascar
    Stump-tailed Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) in rainforest leaf-litter. Masoala National Park, Madagascar.
  • Stump-tailed Leaf Chameleon Brookesia Masoala Madagascar
    Stump-tailed Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) in rainforest leaf-litter. Masoala National Park, Madagascar.
  • Stump-tailed Leaf Chameleon Brookesia Masoala Madagascar
    Stump-tailed Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) from rainforest leaf-litter. Masoala National Park, Madagascar.
  • Tail Panther Chameleon Furcifer pardalis Masoala Madagascar
    Curled tail of male Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis). From Masoala National Park, north east Madagascar.
  • Tail Parson's Chameleon Calumma parsonii Masoala Madagascar
    Curled tail of Male Parson's Chameleon (Calumma parsonii) in rainforest understorey. Masoala National Park, Madagascar.
  • Will's Chameleon Furcifer willsii Andasibe-Mantadia Madagascar
    Will's Chameleon (Furcifer willsii). Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar.