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Brookesia antakarana Montagne d'Ambre 2019

Brookesia antakarana

First description: Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 1995 Distribution: As the name already suggests, these chameleons exist only in northwest Madagascar, where the Antankarana tribe lives, to be more precise in Amber mountain national park. In...

Furcifer angeli

First description: Brygoo & Domergue, 1968 Distribution: Furcifer angeli lives in the dry forests of northwest Madagascar. The distribution area ranges from the Ankarafantsika National Park to various forest remnants near Port-Bergé and Mahajanga...

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Calumma amber, male, Montagne d'Ambre, 2019

Calumma amber

First description: Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006 Distribution: Calumma amber is, as the name already suggests, an inhabitant of the evergreen mountain rainforests of Amber Mountain. You can only find them on elevations of 1000-1300...
Calumma ambreense, male, Montagne d'Ambre, 2019

Calumma ambreense

First description: Ramanantsoa, 1974 Distribution: Calumma ambreense is an inhabitant of the rainforests of Amber Mountain national park. You can only find it on elevations between 600 and 1200 meters above sea level. The...

Calumma boettgeri

First description: Boulenger, 1888 Distribution: Calumma boettgeri can be found on some islands in the northwest of Madagascar as well as the offshore mainland. It is found in the remaining rainforests of Manongarivo and...
Calumma brevicorne

Calumma brevicorne

First description: Günther, 1879 Distribution: You can find Calumma brevicorne with high probability in Analamazaotra, part of Andasibe-Mantadia national park. These chameleons are quite common there, and you can find them without any problems...

Calumma cucullatum

First description: Gray, 1831 Distribution: The habitat of Calumma cucullatum extends from the eastern foothills of the central highlands of Madagascar of Vohidrazana to the evergreen rainforests of the Masoala National Park. Preference is...

Furcifer antimena

First description: Grandidier, 1872 Distribution: Furcifer antimena inhabits the spiny forests and savannah edges of dry and hot southwest Madagascar. The best time to find these animals is from the mid of February to...
Calumma crypticum in Ranomafana 2018

Calumma crypticum

First description: Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 2006 Distribution: This species, also called blue-legged chameleon in English, only lives in the rainforest at elevations between 1000 and 1800 meters above sea level. Ranomafana and Andohahela national...