Robertson Dwarf Chameleon
|Robertson Dwarf Chameleon|
The Robertson Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion gutturale) is a chameleon in the genus Bradypodion. It is endemic to South Africa, found only in a limited range in the south-central region of South Africa's Western Cape province. It prefers the fynbos vegetation, unlike some other species of dwarf chameleon that are forest dwellers. DNA evidence suggests that the Robertson may have diverged from the forest-dwellers several million years ago, coinciding with the retreat of the forests and the spread of fynbos.
- Tolley K. and Burger M. 2007. Chameleons of Southern Africa. Struik, Cape Town
- Tolley, K.A. et al. 2006. Biogeographic patterns and phylogeography of dwarf chameleons (Bradypodion) in an African biodiversity hotspot. Molecular Ecology 15:781-793.
- The Dwarf Chameleon Project at Wildcliff Nature Reserve
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