Kingdom: Animalia


Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Clade: Acrodonta

Family: Chamaeleonidae

Specimen Description

Chameleons have a prehensile tail that they use to wrap around tree branches. The long and flexible tail allows them to secure their position while movement (to accomplish balance when necessary). They keep their tail wrapped as roll while not in use.

About the animal

Chameleons are reptiles that are part of the iguana suborder. These colorful lizards are known as one of the few animals that can change skin color. However, it is a misconception that chameleons change colors to match their surroundings. species of chameleons. With so many different species, there are many different sizes. The largest chameleon is the Parson’s chameleon, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. It can grow up to 27 inches (69.5 centimeters) long. The Madagascan, also known as the Oustalet’s chameleon, is also very large and grows up to 23 inches (60 cm) long. The smallest chameleon has a special distinction. It is also one of the smallest vertebrates ever discovered. The leaf chameleon grows to just 0.5 inches (16 millimeters) and can sit comfortably on the head of a match. Unlike other animals, chameleons continue to grow throughout their lives. As their old skin gets too small, they will shed it in bits and pieces, dissimilar to snakes that shed their skin all at once.