Transkei dwarf chameleon

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Transkei dwarf chameleon
Bradypodion caffrum dominant.jpg
Male Transkei dwarf chameleon, dominant coloration
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Chamaeleonidae
Genus: Bradypodion
B. caffer
Binomial name
Bradypodion caffer
(Boettger, 1889)[2]
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Chamaeleon caffer Boettger, 1889
Bradypodion caffrum (Boettger, 1889) (orthographic error)

The Transkei dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion caffer) is a chameleon endemic to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.[1][2] It is also known as the Pondo dwarf chameleon.[1]


Transkei dwarf chameleon are ovoviviparous.[2]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

Transkei dwarf chameleon inhabit low coastal forests. This habitat is deteriorating because of overgrazing by domestic livestock, clearing of land for agriculture, fuel-wood collection, invasion by introduced plants, and urbanization. The species occurs in the Silaka Nature Reserve, but is not known from other protected areas.[1]

Male Transkei dwarf chameleon, submissive coloration

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Tolley, K. (2010). "Bradypodion caffer". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Bradypodion caffer at the Reptile Database. Accessed 17 December 2014.