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Smith's dwarf chameleon or the Elandsberg dwarf chameleon, Bradypodion taeniabronchum, is an endangered species of lizard in the family Chamaeleonidae endemic to South Africa. It is one of the few chameleons that uses its color-changing ability to actively camouflage itself.[1]

Smith's dwarf chameleon
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Chamaeleonidae
Genus: Bradypodion
Species: B. taeniabronchum
Binomial name
Bradypodion taeniabronchum
Smith, 1831
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Synonyms

Bradypodion pumilum ssp. taeniabronchum (Smith, 1831)

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  1. ^ Stuart-Fox, Devi; Moussalli, Adnan; Whiting, Martin J. (23 August 2008). "Predator-specific camouflage in chameleons". Biology Letters. 4 (4). doi:10.1098/rsbl.2008.0173. PMC 2610148 . 

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