Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon

Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon

Postby Fooble » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:57 pm

One of the Bradypodion I've been missing off my list for a long time, strangely enough only a 2 and a half hour drive from my house! Thankfully managed to kick this one off eventually.

Interestingly many of individuals I found where during the day which is most unusual for field herping in the province.

Male in reed bed alongside small stream.
Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon
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Young male and adult female, note the female missing a portion of her tail.
Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon
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Young Male.
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Female basking on small flowering plant.
Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon
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Two Males found a few feet apart. Note smaller male showing it's submissive behaviour.
Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon
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Small Male at night.
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Female at night low in dense grassy vegetation.
Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon
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Adult male showing exquisite colouration in the late afternoon.
Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon
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For Size Comparison
Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon
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Young Male.
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Thanks for looking, for more images
http://www.tyroneping.co.za/chameleons/bradypodion-sp/
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Re: Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon

Postby Bushviper » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:59 pm

Now that is nice. How come they dont have a proper name yet?
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Re: Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon

Postby Mitton » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:06 am

Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon

Postby jka » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:30 am

How do you sex chameleons?
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Re: Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon

Postby Fooble » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:16 am

Bushviper wrote:Now that is nice. How come they dont have a proper name yet?


They've just not finalised the papers yet, a long road ahead.
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Re: Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon

Postby Fooble » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:17 am

jka wrote:How do you sex chameleons?


They're sexually dimorphic, the males are much brighter in colour and usually much smaller. There is also a pronounced bulge in the tail on males.
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Re: Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon

Postby Fooble » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:22 am

Mitton wrote:Very nice, thanks for sharing.



Thanks Eugene!
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Re: Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon

Postby jka » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:39 pm

Do the females have a faint bulges or none?

Generally not, the tail tailer normally at the base.
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Re: Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon

Postby Westley Price » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:16 pm

Very cool Mr. T.

Wasnt aware of the existence of this species.

I am 100% sure there are Bradipodion sp to be found in Moz and Zim if one looks hard enough. How could the be so firmly establish with a variety of species in SA but nowhere else?
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Re: Bradypodion sp. "Emerald" Dwarf Chameleon

Postby Ruan Stander » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:25 am

That's a species I'd love to see. Some really nice shots. Thanks for posting.
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