Jackson's chameleon

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Jackson's chameleon
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A Jackson's chameleon descended from a population introduced to Hawaii in the 1970s
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Chamaeleonidae
Genus: Trioceros
Species:
T. jacksonii
Binomial name
Trioceros jacksonii
(Boulenger, 1896)
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Synonyms
  • Chamaeleon jacksonii
    Boulenger, 1896
  • Chameleo jacksonii
    Bonetti, 2002
  • Trioceros jacksonii
    Tilbury & Tolley, 2009[2]

Jackson's Chameleons are a species of chameleon found in the forests of Kenya and Tanzania. They have been introduced to the United States with large populations being found in Hawaii. They live and breed naturally there now.

Characteristics[change | change source]

Males[change | change source]

Males are easily recognized, they have two horns above their eyes and one horn on their nose. If males are kept together in a cage, they get stressed, and eventually die. But they have been know to live together, it all depends on the chams themselves.

Females[change | change source]

Females do not have horns, or if they do they are very small. Their biggest size is 15 inches. This species gives birth to live young with a gestation period of about 5-10 months.

References[change | change source]

  1. Tolley K (2014). "Trioceros jacksonii ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T172531A1344462. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T172531A1344462.en.
  2. Trioceros jacksonii at the TIGR Reptile Database