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Chameleon Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards. Animal,Chamaeleo calyptratus,Chamaeleonidae,Chameleon,Veiled chameleon,animal,captive,exhibit,exothermic,lizard,reptile,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. Nice one! Would be interesting to know whic specie this is. I know, it's hard :) Posted 10 years ago
    1. Looks like a Yemen (Veiled Chameleon,male). Posted 8 years ago
      1. Thanks Darryl, that looks like a solid suggestion, identified it as such. Posted 8 years ago
        1. No problem ^_^ Posted 8 years ago

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The veiled chameleon, ''Chamaeleo calyptratus'', is a large species of chameleon found in the mountain regions of Yemen, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. It is also sometimes referred to as the Yemen Chameleon.

The male veiled chameleon is green in color and, depending on the animal's emotional state, this green will range from a bright lime green to a red olive drab. Surroundings only partly contribute to a chameleon's "decision" to change color. The green base color is marked.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Oct 15, 2012. Captured Mar 9, 2011 12:31.
  • NIKON D40
  • f/5.0
  • 1/15s
  • ISO1600
  • 125mm