Chameleon Info: Kinyongia Matschiei マチーカメレオン

Conservation Status


Endanger =====>

Scientific name:
Kinyongia Matschiei

English name:
Giant East Usambara Blade-horned Chameleon

Japanese name:





This is a two-horned chameleon that lives in the Amani Forest Reserve in Tanga.

It is the largest species of two-horned chameleons inhabiting Tanzania, and to be up to 40cm.

It is sometimes called a “monkey tail”, but the ratio of the body to the tail is almost the same as other two-horned chameleons.

How to identify between similar species

Since there are many similar species, refer to the information post.


It only inhabits Amani Forest Reserve in Tanga.

Please refer to Tanga information for details of the area.

The administrator found it on the Amani Foreset Reserve night walk.

Where to find

It is large enough and has a bright body color so it can be found relatively easily at night.

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


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