Distribution Map:

Little Karoo Dwarf Chameleon – Bradypodion gutturale

Size:
A medium sized large chameleon typically reaching around 15cm.

Colour:
A typically grey/olive brown which may or may not have highlights/streaks or forest green with darker green boarders. With a notable small orange-nape at the top of the dorsal crest.

Habitat:
Favouring drier arid regions of renosterveld, including areas between true fynbos and succulent Karoo biomes.

Field Notes:
This impressive looking robust chameleons with  distinctive tubercles, large dorsal spikes and impressive gular crests gives this chameleon a very prehistoric look. Often found in densely packed dry thickets of sweet thorn bushes, restio grasses and renosterveld. These chameleons have a relatively short stumpy tail when compared to some of the more forest inclined species.

Bradypodion gutturale

Little Karoo Dwarf Chameleon. From Robertson, Western Cape.

Bradypodion gutturale

Little Karoo Dwarf Chameleon. From Robertson, Western Cape.

Bradypodion gutturale

Little Karoo Dwarf Chameleon. From Robertson, Western Cape.

Bradypodion gutturale

Little Karoo Dwarf Chameleon. From Robertson, Western Cape.

Bradypodion gutturale

Little Karoo Dwarf Chameleon.. From Montague Pass, George, Western Cape.

Bradypodion gutturale

Little Karoo Dwarf Chameleon.. From Montague Pass, George, Western Cape.

Bradypodion gutturale

Little Karoo Dwarf Chameleon. From Robertson, Western Cape.

Bradypodion gutturale

Little Karoo Dwarf Chameleon. From Robertson, Western Cape.