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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Archaius
Seychelles Chameleon


Bradypodion
Southern African Dwarf Chameleons


Brookesia
Short-nosed Stub-tailed Chameleons


Calumma
Madagascar Chameleons


Chamaeleo
Typical Chameleons


Furcifer
Rascal Chameleons


Kinyongia
East African Dwarf Chameleons


Nadzikambia
Mountain Dwarf Chameleons


Palleon
Long-nosed Stub-tailed Chameleons


Rhampholeon
African Leaf Chameleons


Rieppeleon
Short-tailed Leaf Chameleons


Trioceros
Equatorial Chameleons




Biodiversity of the family Chamaeleonidae Bibliography of the family Chamaeleonidae

Chamaeleonidae
Chameleons
Chamäleons     Kamæleoner




Contents:
  212 species of which 167 (78.8%) are endemic - 12 genera of which 4 (33.3%) are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks:  Frost & Etheridge (1989) united the families Agamidae and Chamaeleonidae in one family, Chamaeleonidae, comprising three subfamilies: Agaminae (including all genera previously assigned to Agamidae, except Leiolepis and Uromastyx), Chamaeleoninae (including all genera previously assigned to Chamaeleonidae), and Leiolepidinae (including Leiolepis and Uromastyx). Later, the same authors reinstated Chamaeleonidae as a separate family (Frost, Etheridge, Janies & Titus 2001).

Distribution:  Africa, Madagascar, S. Europe, Middle East, S. Asia, Indian Ocean.

Reported from:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoro Islands, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.