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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Iguania
Subfamily  Chamaeleoninae
Length  Panther chameleon: 43 cm
Higher classification  Chameleons
Order  Squamata
Family  Chamaeleonidae
Scientific name  Furcifer
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
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Lifespan  Panther chameleon: 2 – 3 years
Lower classifications  Panther chameleon, Malagasy giant chameleon, Carpet chameleon, Jewelled chameleon, Lesser chameleon

Furcifer pardalis panther chameleon

Furcifer is a genus of chameleons whose member species are mostly endemic to Madagascar, but F. cephalolepis and F. polleni are endemic to the Comoros. Additionally, F. pardalis has been introduced to Réunion and Mauritius, while F. oustaleti has been introduced to near Nairobi in Kenya.


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Furcifer pardalis panther chameleon


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The generic name (Furcifer) is derived from the Latin root furci- meaning "forked" and refers to the shape of the animal's feet.

The genus contains 22 species.


The following species are recognized as being valid.

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  • Furcifer smash (Brygoo & Domergue, 1968) – Angel's chameleon
  • Furciferm antiena (Grandidier, 1872) – Antimena chameleon
  • Furcifer balteatus (A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1851) – two-banded chameleon
  • Furcifer belalandaensis (Brygoo & Domergue, 1970) – Belalanda chameleon
  • Furcifer bifidus (Brongniart, 1900) – two-horned chameleon
  • Furcifer campani (Grandidier, 1872) – jewelled chameleon
  • Furcifer cephalolepis (Günther, 1880) – Comoro Islands chameleon
  • Furcifer labordi (Grandidier, 1872) – Labord's chameleon
  • Furcifer lateralis (Gray, 1831) – carpet chameleon
  • Furcifer major (Brygoo, 1971)
  • Furcifer minor (Günther, 1879) – lesser chameleon
  • Furcifer nicosiai Jesu, Mattioli & Schimmenti, 1999
  • Furcifer oustaleti (Mocquard, 1894) – Malagasy giant chameleon
  • Furcifer pardalis (Cuvier, 1829) – panther chameleon
  • Furcifer petteri (Brygoo & Domergue, 1966) – Petter's chameleon
  • Furcifer polleni (W. Peters, 1874) – Mayotte chameleon
  • Furcifer rhinoceratus (Gray, 1845) – rhinoceros chameleon
  • Furcifer timoni Glaw, Köhler & Vences, 2009 – Ambiky chameleon
  • Furcifer tuzetae (Brygoo, Bourgat & Domergue, 1972) – Ambiky chameleon
  • Furcifer verrucosus (Cuvier, 1829) – warty chameleon
  • Furcifer verrucosus verrucosus (Cuvier, 1829)
  • Furcifer verrucosus semicristatus (Boettger, 1894)
  • Furcifer viridis Florio et al., 2012
  • Furcifer willsii (Günther, 1890) – canopy chameleon

  • Furcifer AnimalsFurcifer pardalisAmbanjaBonapart Tortuga reptiles

    Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Furcifer.

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    Furcifer Wikipedia

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