Common name : Spiny-sided chameleon
Scientific name : Trioceros laterispinis
Family : Chamaeleonidae
Native to : United Republic of Tanzania
Conservation status : Vulnerable
The spiny flanked chameleon is a spiky little creature with spines on its back, tail and sides. They are quite colourful with olive, brown-black and white markings on the body. As chameleons, they are able to change colour for camouflage. They prefer shrubs and short tress in forests. They are collected for the international pet trade.