Uluguru Pygmy Chameleon
This is a pygmy (Konoha) chameleon inhabiting Uluguru Mountain in Morogoro.
It has the same shape as a general pygmy chameleon.
It has two lines on the body.
How to identify between similar species
It is difficult to distinguish because there are many species that contain two lines and it is a general body shape,.
There is Rieppeleon Brevicaudatus in the area, but this species is recognizable because it has cocoons.
It lives only in Uluguru Mountain and Mkungwe Mountain(18km east of Mt. Uluguru) in Morogoro.
For information on Mount Uluguru, please refer to Morogoro Information.
Also, since it lives at the altitude 1500m ~ 2000m, it is said that it is inhabited from the climbing gate of Uluguru Mountain (although there is only a signboard) to Bondwa Peak.
I have never been to Mkungwe so I don’t know.
Where to find
According to Redlist information, “Rhampholeon uluguruensis is mainly terrestrial and inhabited behind fallen leaves.”
At night, like other pygmy chameleons, it seems to be sleeping on a tree branch of 10-30 cm above the ground.