Rhampholeon temporalis is a pygmy chameleon known only from the
evergreen forests of the Usambara Mountains of
Tanzania at elevations of 1200
meters and higher. It's
populations are threatened by
loss of habitat. They are found in the leaf litter and grasses of the rain forest floor.
Basic body coloration consists
of grays and browns with 2-3
diagonal stripes along the
flanks. Less than 4 inches in total length, virtually nothing is known of their husbandry although although they should probably be treated similarly to other Rhampholeon and Brookesia species.
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