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  • Who: Smith’s dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion taeniabronchum)

  • What: Rarest chameleon

  • Where: South Africa

The world´s rarest chameleon is Smith´s dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion taeniabronchum). Classed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, it is limited to an area not exceeding 5,850 km² (2,258 mi2), within which its area of occupancy is estimated as 400 km² (154 mi2) near Algoa Bay in South Africa.

 

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