This is Bradypodion thamnobates (Chamaeleonidae), commonly known as the Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleon.
Bradypodion thamnobates reaches up to 17cm in total length. It has a casque well-defined and rounded at the back. The gular crest is formed by large, overlapping dermal lobes covered in small scales and numerous throat grooves in the gular pouch. The dorsal crest is formed by large conical scales extending onto the tail. The limbs and tail exhibit numerous enlarged tubercles with a couple present on the flanks.
This species is endemic to the Natal Midlands, in particular Nottingham Road, South Africa, and is regarded as a Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List.
Jackson’s chameleon is an African chameleon belonging to the chameleon family. There are three subspecies. Jackson’s chameleons are native to the humid, cooler regions of Kenya and Tanzania, East Africa, and found in great numbers at altitudes over 3,000 m. Most chameleons are oviparous, but Jackson’s chameleon gives birth to live offspring. 8 to 30 live young are born after a five- to six-month gestation.They are sometimes called three-horned chameleons because males possess three brown horns. Jackson’s chameleons live primarily on a diet of small insects. They are less territorial than most species of chameleons.
EARTH: terra- a female personification seated on the ground holding a cornucopia; on the ground are various vegetables, a mouse, grasshopper, lizard etc and beyond is a lush forest; with an ornamental surround with a sheep, cow, stag and lion at the corners, flanked by fruiting branches; above centre a churn.
AIR: aer- a male personification holding a chameleon amongst the clouds with four winds (blowing cherubs), birds and bats; with an ornamental surround consisting of different birds, a peacock, turkey, owl etc.
FIRE: ignis- a male personification, seated, seen from behind, holding lightning bolts and flames with smoking volcanoes beyond; an ornamental surround with a cooking spit above, an oven, weaponry, anchor and cannon etc
Water: aqua- a female personification reclining with spurting breasts and holding a shell gushing water; in the water are a variety of fish; with an ornamental surround comsisting of different fish, crabs, starfish etc and four aquatic birds on the corners
Print made by: Nicolaas de Bruyn. Published by: Ahasuerus van Londerseel After: Maarten de Vos.
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