Chamaeleo (Trioceros) wiedersheimi

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

Chamaeleo (Trioceros) wiedersheimi

Peacock Chameleon; Mount Lefo Chameleon Chamaeleon wiedersheimi, Chamaeleon serratus
see a species list of Chamaeleo
Nieden 1910 Medium Eggs

A poorly known chameleon from northern Cameroon and eastern Nigeria. C. wiedersheimi inhabits low bushes of montane rain forests. This is a small chameleon, reaching only 8 inches in total length. Identifying characteristics include "Dorsal knobs, temporal crest, lateral row of larger shields on the flank, and an indistinct groove on the upper lip from nostril to nostril." (Martin, 1992; p. 39) Little is know of their reproduction other than that they are oviparous.

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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