n African Journal of Herpetology - Influence of riparian habitats on the distribution of rainforest chameleons in Parc National de Ranomafana, Madagascar

Volume 64, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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The spatial and seasonal distribution of chameleon species along ecological gradients within six riparian areas in Parc National de Ranomafana was studied using transects. Eight species of chameleons were recorded ( and ), of which four showed significant association to the riparian edge: and . These distribution patterns may be related to interspecific differences in roosting ecology, demography structure and feeding behaviour.

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