About this object

Huge chameleon with single, small horn and stiff, scaly nasal projection. Colour usually consists of narrow yellow and broad, darker vertical bars, usually three or four yellow bands on the body with five to seven on the tail, broad bars may be blue-grey, dark green, brown or black. Nose, throat and sides of head light green, speckled with dark green. Length up to 55 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    59.96.93
  • Scientific name
    Chamaeleo melleri (Gray, 1864)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA CHAMAELEONIDAE
  • Common name
    Meller's Chameleon
  • Collector
    C J P Ionides
  • Date collected
    1954-04-12
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Tanzania: Liwale
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by Charles R.S. Pitman, 1959
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: R.3889; previous number: 1959.96.93
Object view = Natural Science
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