Jackson's Chameleon facts: the three horned chameleon | Animal Fact Files

The Jackson's chameleon could be called a tree triceratops. Well, the males could anyway. Male Jackson's chameleons sport three large horns on their heads giving them a similar appearance to the now extinct triceratops. Females usually have teeny horn-like structures or nothing at all, so these animals are highly sexually dimorphic. Jackson's chameleons are typically green in color and may sport bright stripes of yellow. The males will use their horns to try and push each other off of branches; and, considering they may be more than 32.8 feet (10m) off the ground, a fall from this height can cause some serious damage. Thankfully, Jackson's chameleons have their grippy toes and prehensile tails to help them hang on! Scientific Name: Trioceros jacksonii Range: Africa (introduce to Hawaii and California as well as Florida but not established there) Size: 10-15 inches (25.4-38cm) Diet: invertebrates like spiders, worms, and insects Lifespan: up to ten years though males likely live longer Support the channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/animalfactfiles You can learn more on: Twitter - https://twitter.com/animalfactfiles Facebook - https://facebook.com/animalfactfiles --- We always do what we can to be as accurate as possible, but we're only human; if you catch a mistake please let us know and provide a link for verification! --- All images, videos and sound effects used herein are 1) public domain, 2) used under a Creative Commons license, 3) used with the express permission of the copyright holder, or 4) used under the parameters of Fair Use law. Credits via Youtube: Ethan Crawford - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb-WqMipaHE David Phillips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD6nLyuXOfw Credits via Flickr: Kahunapule Michael Johnson - https://www.flickr.com/photos/kahunapulej/43877918791; https://www.flickr.com/photos/kahunapulej/49076318466 Rod Waddington - https://www.flickr.com/photos/rod_waddington/33099422295; https://www.flickr.com/photos/rod_waddington/15394310871 Catlin Childs - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nerdcoregirl/3471234327; https://www.flickr.com/photos/nerdcoregirl/3169450913; https://www.flickr.com/photos/nerdcoregirl/3170289124; https://www.flickr.com/photos/nerdcoregirl/3170297318 hape662 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/8259447@N06/25331698667 Scot Nelson - https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotnelson/28330652720; https://www.flickr.com/photos/scotnelson/28330651990 Jeff - https://www.flickr.com/photos/37276114@N02/5768161967 Other attributions: Maui Hunter - https://vimeo.com/190350698 Florence Ivy - https://vimeo.com/55190720; https://vimeo.com/54996893 INNORECORDS - https://freesound.org/people/INNORECORDS/sounds/457447 Websites used for research collection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0BVXqEDWOA https://www.google.com/books/edition/Field_Guide_to_East_African_Reptiles/UHBUDwAAQBAJ https://www.google.com/books/edition/Nature_Guide_Snakes_and_Other_Reptiles_a/WcX-AwAAQBAJ http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Trioceros&species=jacksonii https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/120726 https://www.chameleons.info/en/trioceros-jacksonii https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals/jacksons-chameleon https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Chamaeleo_jacksonii https://www.google.com/books/edition/Lizards/kYEqWKFuspkC https://www.google.com/books/edition/Naturalized_Reptiles_and_Amphibians_of_t/igNPuKzHfG0C This video is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)*. *you can find information about all the different types of CC licenses here: https://creativecommons.org/ **changes were made to the original Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/AnimalFactFiles

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