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.
    60.102
  • Scientific name
    Chamaeleo melleri (Gray, 1864)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA CHAMAELEONIDAE
  • Common name
    Meller's Chameleon
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Denis. Murphy, 1960, ex Chester Zoo
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 1960.102
Object view = Natural Science
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