Chameleon Info: Kinyongia Magomberae マゴンベラカメレオン

CREDIT Dr Andrew R Marshall

Conservation Status


Endanger =====>

Scientific name:
Kinyongia Magomberae

English name:
Magombera Single-horned Chameleon

Japanese name:





This chameleon is a one-horned chameleon inhabiting the Magrogara Forest Reserve and Udzungwa Mountain National Park in Morogoro.

The horn is very short and the impression of the horn is that the nose become large.

This species is a relatively new chameleon that was first observed in 2009.

* The newest is Kinyongia Msuyae, found in Njombe in 2015.

It seems that it was in the vomit of a snake at the first found.

How to identify between similar species

It is identified by a characteristic round horn.


It lives only in a very small area on Magombera Forest Reserve and the eastern edge of Udzungwa Mountain National Park.

Please refer to Morogoro information for details of the area.

By the way, Udzungwaw Mountain National Park is a part of Udzungwa Forest Reserve in Iringa, but it is not close to the location listed in the Iringa information, but near the Magmberba Forest Reserve.

The altitude that can inhabit is low (500-1000m above sea level).

Red List information shows it lives in the forests.

Where to find

Like other chameleons, it seems to be on a tree branch about 1 to 3 meters above the surface.


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