About this object

Distinguished from other members of the genus by lack of crest of enlarged scales along midline of the throat, body scales all tend to be of similar size and the snout lacks horns. Colour variable, usually grass-green or blue-green with white, yellow or pinkish lateral stripe, underside paler. Length to 180 mm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1986.212.247
  • Scientific name
    Chamaeleo affinis Ruppell, 1845
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA CHAMAELEONIDAE
  • Common name
    Ruppell's Desert Chameleon
  • Collector
    Harenna Forest Expedition
  • Date collected
    1986/08/22
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Ethiopia: Dinshu
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Obtained from Dr Malcolm J. Largen, 1986
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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