Drakensberg dwarf chameleon

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Drakensberg dwarf chameleon
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Chamaeleonidae
Genus: Bradypodion
Species: B. dracomontanum
Binomial name
Bradypodion dracomontanum
(Raw, 1976)
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The Drakensberg dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion dracomontanum) occurs in the Drakensberg, South Africa, between the latitudes of 27°45′ and 29°15′. Bright green dwarf chameleons (emerald dwarf chameleon) found in the Drakensberg south of 29°15′ are now known to be more closely related to the Natal Midlands dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion thamnobates) and may yet be described as a separate species.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Heideman, N (2016). "Bradypodion dracomontanum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  2. ^ Tolley, Krystal; Burger, Marius (2007). Chameleons of southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 9781770073753. 
  3. ^ da Silva, Jessica Marie; Tolley, Krystal A. (April 2017). "Diversification through ecological opportunity in dwarf chameleons". Journal of Biogeography. 44 (4): 834–847. doi:10.1111/jbi.12966. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 

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