Local form Androngombe

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Androngombe

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Androngombe -13.589388, 48.526890 Androngombe, Madagaskar (Directions)

Distribution of the local form Androngombe:

Andromgombe is a small hut village north of Ambanja in northwest Madagascar. It is located in region Diana directly at the RN 6, surrounded by rice fields, secondary vegetation with a lot of mango trees as well as maize and tobacco plantations.

Appearance of the local form:

The panther chameleons occurring here look similar to the specimen from the area around Ambanja, but have higher color fidelity and are less various. Their stripes are broad and red on the turquoise-green base. The head usually is orange colored. We have found very large males here..

Weight table

Gewichtstabelle Furcifer pardalis 2017

Gewicht = weight in grams, Kopf-Rumpf-Länge = snout-vent-length in cm, Weibchen = females, Männchen = males

Since 2015 we have been measuring the weights of chameleons we have found in Madagascar, as far as the animals (and our scales) are concerned. So far there are only a few weights, in the long term an average weight in relation to the snout-vent-length It is important to know that all weights were measured towards the end of the rainy season (= best food supply), so they are probably maximum weights in Madagascar. Triangular symbols in females do not mean pregnant, round symbols mean pregnant. In the case of Furcifer pardalis, contrary to our original assumption, there have been no serious differences in the ratio of SVL to the weight of the individual local forms.

 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temperature 26 26 26 26 25 24 23 23 24 25 26 26
Minimum temperature 22 22 22 22 20 18 18 18 19 20 21 22
Maximum temperature 30 30 31 31 30 29 29 29 30 31 31 30
Rain days 29 26 24 15 8 7 7 8 7 10 18 25

We have collected the data given above over several years with thermometers and hygrometers at the finding places of the chameleons. "Average temperature" means that values of a whole month have been calculated to one average value per month. For example all measured minimum temperature values of February have been calculated to one average minimum temperature for February. In plain language, this means single peak values of a day may be a little higher or lower than the average minimum and maximum temperatures. It is possible that a location has an average maximum temperature of 29°C, but one day during that month it had 33°C or even 35°C there.

Ambanja has warm temperatures around 25°C all year long. In sunny places, temperatures may rise above 30°C. At night, temperatures drop to 20°C, during dry season they may even fall slightly below to 18°C.

During rainy season, it rains daily and a lot, so humidity raises quickly. But the region remains green even during dry season. It may rain a lot less, but precipitaion is still regular. Additionally, the location between rivers cares for a steady water supply of trees and other plants.

2014 UVI Ambanja
Tageszeit = day time, Sonne = sun, Halbschatten = half shade, Schatten = shade

We have measured UVB data with a Solarmeter 6.5 in spring (beginning of April) at the peak of activity of chameleons in Madagascar. We always measured the values that a chameleon could maximally reach in its habitat.

Unfortunately, we have no ground temperatures for Ambanja available yet.

Habitat:

Androngombe has mainly sugar cane plantations and mango trees. Panther chameleons here live everywhere in secondary vegetation, partially even at the edge of the road in shrubs.

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