Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Chamaeleo calyptratus

The Veiled Chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus), is a large species of chameleon found in the mountain regions of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It is also sometimes referred to as the Yemen Chameleon. Unfortunately as was the case with this dude, many are smuggled into Australia, where most perish. This one was lucky!

2 comments:

Laurie said...

Wow! Such interesting patterns. While it's terrible that they get smuggled in I am glad this one is alive and well and there for you to photograph and share with us.

bearded dragon said...

that's one kick ass chameleon!

and great photo...