Rosette-nosed chameleon

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Rosette-nosed chameleon
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Chamaeleonidae
Genus: Rhampholeon
Species: R. spinosus
Binomial name
Rhampholeon spinosus
(Matschie, 1892)
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Chamaeleo spinosum
Bradypodion spinosum

The rosette-nosed chameleon (Rhampholeon spinosus) is a small species of chameleon found in virgin forest and woodland of both the eastern and western Usambara Mountains in Tanzania. This endangered species is predominantly ash-grey in colouration, with a distinctive rosette-like nasal appendage.


  1. ^ Mariaux, J. (2010). "Rhampholeon spinosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 August 2012.