Chameleon Info: Kinyongia Tenuis テヌエカメレオン

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Conservation Status


Endanger =====>

Scientific name:
Kinyongia Tenuis

English name:
Usambara Flap-nosed Chameleon

Japanese name:





This chameleon lives in the Amani Forest Reserve in Tanga.

It is characterized by a small horn and no flaps or crests.

The English name is Soft-Horned, so I think the horn is soft, but I haven’t observed it, so I don’t know. . .

Maybe this species is  similar to Kinyongia Oxyrhina, because it has a horn which is relatively soft like cartilage.

How to identify between similar species

There is only one horned chameleon in the area.

Turn eyes on other areas, it is similar to Kinyongia Oxyrhina as described above.

The size and the presence or absence of crests and casks are almost the same, but this species’s horn length seems to be shorter and rounded compared with it.


It only inhabits Tanga’s Amani Forest Reserve.

Please check Tanga information for area details.

I haven’t found it so I don’t know where it ’s actually seen,

In iNaturalist information, there are observation records within the night walk area held at Amani Forest Reserve.

Where to find

It is unknown because I have not seen it, but it seems to be on a branch of a tree of 1 to 3 m above the surface like other general chameleons.


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