Animalia > Chordata > Reptilia > Squamata > Chamaeleonidae > Rhampholeon > Rhampholeon spinosus

Rhampholeon spinosus (Rosette-nosed chameleon)

Synonyms: Bradypodion spinosum; Chamaeleon spinosus; Rhampholeon spinosum

Wikipedia Abstract

The rosette-nosed chameleon (Rhampholeon spinosus) is a small species of chameleon found in virgin forest and woodland of both the eastern and western Usambara Mountains in Tanzania. This endangered species is predominantly ash-grey in colouration, with a distinctive rosette-like nasal appendage.
View Wikipedia Record: Rhampholeon spinosus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Rhampholeon spinosus


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Eastern Arc forests Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe Yes

Range Map


Tanzania (Usambara Mts.), elevation 1000-1500 m. Terra typica: Derema, Usambara Mts., Tanzania;

External References



Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License