Calumma cucullata

Scientific name Common name(s) alternate scientific names described by year size brood

Calumma cucullata

Hooded Chameleon Chamaeleon cucullatus, Chamaeleo cucullatus
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Gray 1831 Medium Eggs

Calumma cucullata is a rarely seen species that inhabits bushes and trees of the northeastern Malagasy rainforest. Reaching a total length of 15 inches, its most prominent features are the large, fused occipital lobes. Males differ from females in having a grayer coloration. The females have a more greenish cast. Both sexes may exhibit a cream colored longitudinal stripe extending from just above the shoulder to the tail base. In males, this stripe may also have a second, more reddish-yellow band.

Contributed by E. Pollak

Klaver, C. & W. Boehme. 1997. Chamaeleonidae. Das Tierreich, 112: i-xiv' 1 - 85. Verlag Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin, New York.
Martin, J., 1992. Masters of Disguise: A Natural History of Chameleons. Facts On File, Inc., New York, NY.
Necas, P. 1999. Chameleons: Nature's Hidden Jewels. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, FL.

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