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Smith's dwarf chameleon

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.[2]

Smith's dwarf chameleon
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Chamaeleonidae
Genus: Bradypodion
B. taeniabronchum
Binomial name
Bradypodion taeniabronchum
Smith, 1831
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Bradypodion pumilum ssp. taeniabronchum (Smith, 1831)


  1. ^ Tolley, K. 2018. Bradypodion taeniabronchum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T3023A115649925. Downloaded on 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ Stuart-Fox, Devi; Moussalli, Adnan; Whiting, Martin J. (23 August 2008). "Predator-specific camouflage in chameleons". Biology Letters. 4 (4): 326–329. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2008.0173. PMC 2610148. PMID 18492645.

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