Chameleon Info: Kinyongia Vosseleri ヴォッセラーカメレオン

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Conservation Status


Endanger =====>

Scientific name:
Kinyongia Vosseleri

English name:
Vosseler's Blade-horned Chameleon

Japanese name:





This chameleon is a two-horned chameleon that inhabits East Usambara in Tanga.

It is the species with the longest horn in the two-horned chameleon.

Also, the crest grows on the head side half of the body and tail , but the crest on the tail seems to be very small or not grow.

How to identify between similar species

Kinyongia Matschiei is very similar to the same area, but you can judge whether there is a crest on the tail.

This type has a crest on the tail.


It lives only in Eastern Usambara in Tanga.

Please refer to Tanga information for details of the area.

Redlist information said that this specie can live on farms near forests, and iNaturalist information have the record within the Amani Forest Reserve night walk area.

However, it was not found when the manager went.

Where to find

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


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