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Horned Leaf Chameleon - side view, Ranomafana, Madagascar Brookesia superciliaris, the Horned Leaf Chameleon or Brown Leaf Chameleon rules the forest floor. Belonging to the group containing some of the smallest reptiles in the world, it hunts exclusively on the forest floor. It moves slowly, making optimal use of its camouflage. When in danger, it plays dead or rolls up to look like a leaf.<br />
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This species is easily recognized by its triangular comb, also referred to as &quot;horns&quot; and in dutch &quot;brows&quot;.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84063/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_portrait_ranomafana_madagascar.html" title="Horned Leaf Chameleon - portrait, Ranomafana, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/84063_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1573084810&Signature=0jaM2QQSl3vg81%2FA1IOitSHISj0%3D" width="200" height="192" alt="Horned Leaf Chameleon - portrait, Ranomafana, Madagascar Brookesia superciliaris, the Horned Leaf Chameleon or Brown Leaf Chameleon rules the forest floor. Belonging to the group containing some of the smallest reptiles in the world, it hunts exclusively on the forest floor. It moves slowly, making optimal use of its camouflage. When in danger, it plays dead or rolls up to look like a leaf.<br />
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This species is easily recognized by its triangular comb, also referred to as &quot;horns&quot; and in dutch &quot;brows&quot;.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84064/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_side_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84065/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_on_the_sloooow_move_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84067/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_top_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html Africa,Brookesia superciliaris,Horned Leaf Chameleon,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84065/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_on_the_sloooow_move_ranomafana_madagascar.html" title="Horned Leaf Chameleon - on the sloooow move, Ranomafana, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/84065_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1573084810&Signature=F%2B7Lwu5yqL8MrzDnHB7lTqlSU%2Bs%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Horned Leaf Chameleon - on the sloooow move, Ranomafana, Madagascar Brookesia superciliaris, the Horned Leaf Chameleon or Brown Leaf Chameleon rules the forest floor. Belonging to the group containing some of the smallest reptiles in the world, it hunts exclusively on the forest floor. It moves slowly, making optimal use of its camouflage. When in danger, it plays dead or rolls up to look like a leaf.<br />
<br />
This species is easily recognized by its triangular comb, also referred to as &quot;horns&quot; and in dutch &quot;brows&quot;.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84063/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_portrait_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84064/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_side_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84066/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_dwelling_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84066/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_dwelling_ranomafana_madagascar.html" title="Horned Leaf Chameleon - dwelling, Ranomafana, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/84066_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1573084810&Signature=uLMLet00Y%2FePg5291bFK6SbfxkA%3D" width="200" height="138" alt="Horned Leaf Chameleon - dwelling, Ranomafana, Madagascar Brookesia superciliaris, the Horned Leaf Chameleon or Brown Leaf Chameleon rules the forest floor. Belonging to the group containing some of the smallest reptiles in the world, it hunts exclusively on the forest floor. It moves slowly, making optimal use of its camouflage. When in danger, it plays dead or rolls up to look like a leaf.<br />
<br />
This species is easily recognized by its triangular comb, also referred to as &quot;horns&quot; and in dutch &quot;brows&quot;.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84063/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_portrait_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84064/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_side_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84065/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_on_the_sloooow_move_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84067/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_top_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html" title="Horned Leaf Chameleon - top view, Ranomafana, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/84067_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1573084810&Signature=JljCxYS8AB6CSo329YjaWr8CfU0%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Horned Leaf Chameleon - top view, Ranomafana, Madagascar Brookesia superciliaris, the Horned Leaf Chameleon or Brown Leaf Chameleon rules the forest floor. Belonging to the group containing some of the smallest reptiles in the world, it hunts exclusively on the forest floor. It moves slowly, making optimal use of its camouflage. When in danger, it plays dead or rolls up to look like a leaf.<br />
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This species is easily recognized by its triangular comb, also referred to as &quot;horns&quot; and in dutch &quot;brows&quot;.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84063/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_portrait_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84064/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_side_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84065/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_on_the_sloooow_move_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84066/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_dwelling_ranomafana_madagascar.html Africa,Brookesia superciliaris,Horned Leaf Chameleon,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,World" /></a></figure> Africa,Brookesia superciliaris,Horned Leaf Chameleon,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,World Click/tap to enlarge

Horned Leaf Chameleon - side view, Ranomafana, Madagascar

Brookesia superciliaris, the Horned Leaf Chameleon or Brown Leaf Chameleon rules the forest floor. Belonging to the group containing some of the smallest reptiles in the world, it hunts exclusively on the forest floor. It moves slowly, making optimal use of its camouflage. When in danger, it plays dead or rolls up to look like a leaf.

This species is easily recognized by its triangular comb, also referred to as "horns" and in dutch "brows".

Horned Leaf Chameleon - portrait, Ranomafana, Madagascar Brookesia superciliaris, the Horned Leaf Chameleon or Brown Leaf Chameleon rules the forest floor. Belonging to the group containing some of the smallest reptiles in the world, it hunts exclusively on the forest floor. It moves slowly, making optimal use of its camouflage. When in danger, it plays dead or rolls up to look like a leaf.<br />
<br />
This species is easily recognized by its triangular comb, also referred to as "horns" and in dutch "brows".<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84064/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_side_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84065/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_on_the_sloooow_move_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84066/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_dwelling_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84067/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_top_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html Africa,Brookesia superciliaris,Horned Leaf Chameleon,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,World

Horned Leaf Chameleon - on the sloooow move, Ranomafana, Madagascar Brookesia superciliaris, the Horned Leaf Chameleon or Brown Leaf Chameleon rules the forest floor. Belonging to the group containing some of the smallest reptiles in the world, it hunts exclusively on the forest floor. It moves slowly, making optimal use of its camouflage. When in danger, it plays dead or rolls up to look like a leaf.<br />
<br />
This species is easily recognized by its triangular comb, also referred to as "horns" and in dutch "brows".<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84063/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_portrait_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84064/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_side_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84066/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_dwelling_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84067/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_top_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html Africa,Brookesia superciliaris,Horned Leaf Chameleon,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,World

Horned Leaf Chameleon - dwelling, Ranomafana, Madagascar Brookesia superciliaris, the Horned Leaf Chameleon or Brown Leaf Chameleon rules the forest floor. Belonging to the group containing some of the smallest reptiles in the world, it hunts exclusively on the forest floor. It moves slowly, making optimal use of its camouflage. When in danger, it plays dead or rolls up to look like a leaf.<br />
<br />
This species is easily recognized by its triangular comb, also referred to as "horns" and in dutch "brows".<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84063/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_portrait_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84064/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_side_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84065/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_on_the_sloooow_move_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84067/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_top_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html Africa,Brookesia superciliaris,Horned Leaf Chameleon,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,World

Horned Leaf Chameleon - top view, Ranomafana, Madagascar Brookesia superciliaris, the Horned Leaf Chameleon or Brown Leaf Chameleon rules the forest floor. Belonging to the group containing some of the smallest reptiles in the world, it hunts exclusively on the forest floor. It moves slowly, making optimal use of its camouflage. When in danger, it plays dead or rolls up to look like a leaf.<br />
<br />
This species is easily recognized by its triangular comb, also referred to as "horns" and in dutch "brows".<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84063/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_portrait_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84064/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_side_view_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84065/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_on_the_sloooow_move_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84066/horned_leaf_chameleon_-_dwelling_ranomafana_madagascar.html Africa,Brookesia superciliaris,Horned Leaf Chameleon,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,World

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The brown leaf chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) is, like other Brookesia species, a master of disguise. Its elongate, rather high, laterally squashed body resembles a rolled-up, dead leaf. The size and appearance of this chameleon varies considerably over its relatively vast range, and it may be any shade of brown, beige, grey, olive, green, or dark red, but usually display colours and patterns that mimic a dead leaf. Despite its tiny size, the brown leaf chameleon has an imposing appearance.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Sep 7, 2019. Captured Jul 13, 2019 13:38.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm