Furcifer lateralis Jewelled Chameleon
Some other names for this species:
Carpet Chameleon
Berenty Reserve, Toliara province, MadagascarOctober 17, 1996
Another in the too-long list of chameleons which avoided having its picture taken. I guess I'll just have to go back to Madagascar soon.
Anja Community Reserve, Fianarantsoa province, MadagascarApril 27, 2007
Jewelled Chameleon (Furcifer lateralis) Jewelled Chameleon (Furcifer lateralis) Jewelled Chameleon (Furcifer lateralis)
I went back, and I got pictures, just as promised. Not exactly "soon" though.

These chameleons vary in appearance from beautiful greens and yellows to outrageously colorful patterns. This species does well in degraded habitat and is considered a "follower of civilization".

Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Madagascar.

Fianarantsoa province, MadagascarApril 29, 2007
Jewelled Chameleon (Furcifer lateralis)
On the long drive from Ranomafana National Park north to Antananarivo, we stopped along National Route 7 for this beautiful chameleon crossing the road, and moved him over to safety.
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