Continent: Africa
Distribution: Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, N/S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Central African Republic, Zambia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Cameroon  
Type locality: 500 miles south of Khartoum, Sudan.
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Smooth chameleon

The Smooth chameleon (Chamaeleo laevigatus) is a species of chameleon native to Africa.[1] It is bluish-green and has small scales. Its body is very slender, and it looks similar to Chamaeleo senegalensis.[2]


Found mostly in the lowlands,[3] Chamaeleo laevigatus lives throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. Specimens have been found in Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Zambia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Cameroon.[4]


  1. ^ "Chamaeleo laevigatus GRAY, 1863". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Notice on a new species of Chamaeleon sent from Khartoum by Mr. Consul Patherick". Biodiversity Library. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Chamaeleo laevigatus". Chameleon Forums. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chamaeleo laevigatus". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
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