Calumma – Madagascar chameleons

Related to Archaius genus; some have horns on their nose

The chameleons live long lives and keep growing, unlike any other animals. They shed their old skin in segments as it becomes too small, unlike snakes, who do so all at once. They are close to the bottom of the food chain even though they may blend in with their surroundings. This implies that there are a lot of animals that can consume them above them in the food chain.

Numerous species in this genus are in grave danger of extinction because of logging for building or charcoal, slash-and-burn farming methods, and cattle grazing. Other chameleons are also impacted by habitat loss and pet trade collection.