Distribution Map:

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon – Bradypodion transvaalense

Size:

One of the larger species typically exceeding 15cm

Colour:

Varying dependent on locality. Typically a pale greenish/olive with large off white patches long the flanks (typically in males) a rusty red/orange eye socket is usually present, males in some localities may also have bright red tails.

Habitat:

Typically associated with dense moist forest and thick vegetation associated with heavy mist. However in some towns in habitat these chameleons are prolific in suburban gardens and waterways. As well as being associated with tall grasses alongside plantation ecotones.

Field Notes:

There appear to be two very distinct populations (which may include several different species within sub populations) between the Mpumalanga specimens and those in Limpopo. These animals seem to be highly prized in the European and USA markets and many of these animals appear in collections.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.

Bradypodion transvaalense

Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon from Graskop, Mpumalanga.