Smith's dwarf chameleon

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Smith's dwarf chameleon
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Chamaeleonidae
Genus: Bradypodion
Species: B. taeniabronchum
Binomial name
Bradypodion taeniabronchum
Smith, 1831
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Bradypodion pumilum ssp. taeniabronchum (Smith, 1831)

Smith's dwarf chameleon or the Elandsberg dwarf chameleon, Bradypodion taeniabronchum, is an endangered species of lizard in the family Chamaeleonidae endemic to South Africa. It uses its color-changing ability to camouflage itself; contrary to popular belief, it is one of the few chameleons that uses its colour-changing ability for this reason.


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