IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

This chameleon is endemic to Madagascar where is restricted to mid-elevation forest in the central east. There are numerous reported collecting localities in the Zahamena-Ankeniheny Corridor (Andekaleka, Antsihanaka, Fito, Vohidrazana), where it ranges from around 600 to 865 m (Rakotondravony 2004); the species was not detectedatanother seven sites between 875 and 1,010 m elevation. It has been recorded from nearer sea-level at Toamasina (Glaw and Vences 2007). Its extent of occurrence is estimated to be 582 km. The male is readily distinguishable from other chameleon species, and so it is likely that the species would have been detected elsewhere if it occurred much more widely.


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