Distribution Map:

Western Dwarf Chameleon – Bradypodion occidentale

Size:
A large robust chameleon reaching around 16cm

Colour:
Typical a dull greyish with both light and dark flashes across the body.During the heat of the day they may be pale white.

Habitat:
Favouring densely packed coastal vegetation such as sandveld and renosterveld along the west Coast of South Africa and just entering Namibia.

Field Notes:
A commonly encountered chameleon along the west coast with a short stout tail, often seen crossing roads whereby the move stealthy and as low to the ground as possible. When annoyed they may inflate their throat displaying a bright yellow, dark green or orange skin of the gular grooves. These chameleons can be locally abundant where suitable habitat is present and often can be found in the dozens within a relatively small area.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. From McDougall’s Bay, Northern Cape.

 

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. From McDougall’s Bay, Northern Cape.

 

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. From McDougall’s Bay, Northern Cape.

 

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. From McDougall’s Bay, Northern Cape.

 

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. From McDougall’s Bay, Northern Cape.

 

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. From McDougall’s Bay, Northern Cape.

 

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. From McDougall’s Bay, Northern Cape.

 

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. From McDougall’s Bay, Northern Cape.

 

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. Brittania Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. From St Helena Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. From St Helena Bay – West Coast, Western Cape.

Bradypodion occidentale

Western Dwarf Chameleon. From McDougall’s Bay, Northern Cape.