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Palleon

Brookesia brygooi, Totstellreflex

Defense and escape behavior of leaf chameleons

Madagascan leaf chameleons of the genera Brookesia and Palleon are quite special – also and in particular with regard to their defensive behavior against predators. Because of their size and the less pronounced color...
Palleon nasus in Ranomafana 2018

Palleon nasus

First description: (Boulenger, 1887) Origin of the species name: The Belgian zoologist George Alber Boulenger, at that time working at the Natural History Museum in London (Great Britain), named this chameleon species after its...