Chameleon Info: Rieppeleon Brevicaudatus ヒゲカレハカメレオン

Conservation Status


Endanger =====>

Scientific name:
Rieppeleon Brevicaudatus

English name:
Bearded Pygmy Chameleon

Japanese name:





This chameleon is a pygmy chameleon inhabiting East Usambara in Tanga and Uluguru Mountain Morogoro.

It is characterized by small protrusions like a beard under the chin.

How to identify between similar species

This is the only pygmy chameleon with a beard.


It lives in the East Usambara of Tanga, Mount Uluguru and Mount Nguru in Morogoro.

It seems to be found quite soon because of the large number of individuals.

For details of the area, please check Tanga information and Morogoro information.

Where to find

Like other general pygmy chameleons, they live on the surface during the day and seem to sleep on a tree branch about 10-30 cm above the surface at night.


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