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

Chamaeleo (Trioceros) incornutus

none Chamaeleon incornutus
see a species list of Chamaeleo
Loveridge 1932 Small Live

C. incornutus is a small to medium sized chameleon, growing to less than 8 inches. It inhabits bushes in montane rainforests of the Ukinge, Ubena, Rungwe and Poroto Mountain ranges of Tanzania. The casque bears large occipital lobes and a low dorsal crest is present. The dorsal crest is composed of relatively widely spaced, highly modified conical scales. Basic body coloration is a lichen-colored green with three large, irregular dark brown blotches both above and below an irregular green stripe running from the head to the tail in the dorsal portion of the flanks.

C. incornutus is ovoviviparous although Necas (1999) erroneously lists it as oviparous. Other than it's mode of parity, little is known concerning the captive husbandry of this species.

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.

Spawls, S., Howell, K., Drewes, R., and Ashe, J. 2002. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, New York.

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