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"Chameleo Parsoni" Parson's Chameleon (AAA)
« on: October 08, 2013, 02:41:50 PM »
The poor emaciated Parson's Chameleon :(















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Re: "Chameleo Parsoni" Parson's Chameleon (AAA)
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 11:49:11 PM »
I remember this figure in some zoos when Iwas a child  ^-^. I am happy to see it again
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Re: "Chameleo Parsoni" Parson's Chameleon (AAA)
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 07:15:45 PM »
It's a pity that the species still is one that doesn't reproduce well in captivity unlike some other chameleons. So most specimens we see are wild caught (and thus often in bad condition due to dehydration and parasites) and this one has probably been cast from such a poor specimen, too. Still my favourite chameleon figure and it's big - I measured a total length of approx. 490 mm (if the tail was straight) and a snout-vent length of 230 mm. But this isn't even that large for a male Calumma parsonii, they can grow to 650 mm and more and are among the biggest chameleons in the world (if not actually the biggest because it's sometimes considered to exceed even Oustalet's Giant Chameleon, Furcifer oustaleti, in length).

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Re: "Chameleo Parsoni" Parson's Chameleon (AAA)
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 10:29:15 PM »
Thanks Jetoar and Brontodocus.

Thanks in particular, Brontodocus, for commenting on my walk arounds. I'm really just a layman when it comes to biology, so classification and stuff like that just goes over my head. Your explanations are helpful.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2013, 10:29:46 PM by tyrantqueen »

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