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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Chamaeleoninae — the true chameleons.`

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  • Reptiles include the endemic chameleon Chamaeleo tigris, Seychelles house snake Boaedon geometricus, Seychelles wolf snake Lycognathophis seychellensis, the introduced blind snake Ramphotyphlops braminus, green geckos Phelsuma sundbergi and P. astriata, bronze gecko Ailuronyx sechellensis, and skinks Mabuya sechellensis, Scelotes gardineri, and S. braueri.

    Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, Seychelles

  • Five of these endemic species are chameleons, including the Rwenzori three-horned chameleon (Chamaeleo johnstoni), which looks like a miniature Triceratops and can grow to a length of 30 centimeters.

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • The Eastern Arc Mountains and Southern Rift are home to more than 35 of these endemic species, including eight species of chameleons (six Chamaeleo and two Rhampholeon), three species of worm snakes (Typhlops), and six species of colubrid snakes.

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • Among the reptiles the following nine species are considered narrow endemics: Atractapsis coalescens, Chamaeleo eisentrauti, Pfeffer's chameleon (C. pfefferi), four-horned chameleon (C. quadricornis), Cnemaspis gigas, Leptosiaphos chriswildi, L. ianthinoxantha, angel's five-toed skink (L. lepesmei), and Panaspis duruarum.

    Cameroonian Highlands forests

  • These include four species of chameleons (Chamaeleo spp.) and four species of skinks in the genus Leptosiaphos.

    Albertine Rift montane forests

  • Two dwarf chameleons, Chamaeleo mlanjensis and Rhampholeon platyceps, are strictly endemic to Mount Mulanje, as are two geckos (Lygodactylus bonsi and L. rex), one skink (Proscelotes mlangensis) and one lizard (Platysaurus michelli).

    South Malawi montane forest-grassland mosaic

  • The region has three known endemic reptile species, Mount Lefo chameleon (Chamaeleo wiedersheimi), Mabuya langheldi, and African wall gecko (Tarentola ephippiata).

    Mandara Plateau mosaic

  • Among the reptiles, the forest chameleon (Chamaeleo camurunensis) and two worm lizards (Cynisca schaeferi and C. gansi) are strictly endemic.

    Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests

  • There is one near-endemic amphibian, the Yambata River Frog (Phrynobatrachus giorgii), and three near-endemic reptiles: gray chameleon (Chamaeleo chapini), Witte's beaked snake (Rhinotyphlops wittei), and Gastropholis tropidopholis.

    Western Congolian swamp forests

  • Two endemic chameleons are found, including two species of chameleons, Chamaeleo balebicornutus and Chamaeleo harennae.

    Ethiopian montane forests

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