IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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The dwarf chameleon, although largely terrestrial, is also often seen climbing on vegetation (2). It also sleeps in low vegetation, on stems or leaves around 15 centimetres above the ground (4). The life-history of Brookesia chameleons is poorly understood, but copulation and egg-deposition has been observed for the dwarf chameleon during February (3). When threatened, the dwarf chameleon feigns death by clutching its legs to its stiffened body and dropping to the ground. It will remain in this position until the danger has passed (2).


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