Western Rift Dwarf Chameleon, Rhampholeon boulengeri

Family Chamaeleonidae. These small leaf-shaped chameleons lack a prehensile tail like their larger cousins. Most frequently encountered 10 - 50 cm above ground on fern fronds along trails and streams at night. Most specimens were positioned with their heads downward. At night, R. boulengeri is the most commonly encountered lizard in BINP. Many of the specimens produced buzzing vibrations when collected.

Size: Males & Females to 77 mm. TL..

Habitat: elevations to about 2100 m. in BINP, frequently in association with ferns on hillsides or on the banks of rivers and streams.

Range: Eastern Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, western Uganda, Tanzania and western Kenya.

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