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Brookesia species

Brookesia antakarana

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...
Brookesia brunoi

Brookesia brunoi

First description: Crottini, Miralles, Glaw, Harris, Lima & Vences, 2012 Distribution: Brookesia brunoi lives solely in Anja Community Reserve, a communally led protected area at the edge of the southern highlands near the city...
Brookesia brygooi in Isalo 2017

Brookesia brygooi

First description: Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 1995 Distribution: This species occurs in western Madagascar, from Ankarafantsika to the south with Isalo, Sakaraha and Zombitse-Vohibasia. The best place to find them – for us – has...
Brookesia decaryi in Ankarafantsika 2018

Brookesia decaryi

First description: Angel, 1838 Distribution: This leaf chameleon lives in the dry forests of Ankarafantsika national park in northwest Madagascar. It is not easy to find between foliage and shrubs. We have seen it...
Brookesia griveaudi

Brookesia griveaudi

First description: Brygoo, Blanc & Domergue, 1974 Distribution: Brookesia griveaudi lives in foliage, shrubs and low branchage in Northeast Madagascar. Its distribution area builds a long triangle betwen Antalaha, Sambava and Maroantsetra and includes...
Brookesia karchei

Brookesia karchei

First description: Brygoo, Blanc & Domergue, 1970 Distribution: Brookesia karchei mainly occurs in Marojejy national park in northeast Madagascar, where it prefers humid leaf layer between rocks and moss as habitat. We could find...
Brookesia micra

Brookesia micra

First description: Glaw, Köhler, Townsend, Vences 2012 Distribution: Brookesia micra only occurs on the small island Nosy Hara in extreme north Madagascar. This island mainly consists of karstic rocks, characteristic needlestones (Tsingys) and dry...

Brookesia perarmata

First description: Angel, 1933 Distribution: This unique chameleon only occurs in a very special habitat, the Tsingy de Bemaraha national park in southwest Madagascar. Between metres high needlestones, deep down on the ground, there...
Brookesia peyrierasi

Brookesia peyrierasi

First description: Brygoo & Domergue, 1975 Distribution: Brookesia peyrierasi live in the rainforest of Madagascar’s northeast coast at the island Nosy Mangabe which is part of Masoala national park. They shall also occur in...
Brookesia stumpffi aus Ankify

Brookesia stumpffi

First description: Boettger, 1984 Distribution: This species is a common leaf chameleon in western Madagascar, especially in the more northern dry forests, such as Ankarana national park, and some spiny forests in the hot...