IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

Distribution

Read full entry

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.

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!