Calumma malthe

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

Calumma malthe

none Chamaeleon malthe, Chamaeleo malthe
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Gunther 1879 Medium Eggs

Inhabits rainforest trees and bushes of northern and eastern Madagascar. Total length to over 12 inches. Similar to C. brevicornis. Dorsal crest is present but gular and ventral crests are absent except for a few enlarged conical scales. The rostral process is flattened with grooves on its dorsal and ventral surfaces. Basic coloration is a greenish yellow with a whitish upper lip. The fused occipital lobes may be a more bluish-green. Little is known concerning the 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.

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