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Scientific name: Chamaeleo jacksonii
Classification: Phylum: Chordata. Class: Reptilia
Distribution: All main islands
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This odd looking creature was introduced into Hawaii in 1972 as a pet. It has since escaped into our forests and can potentially wreak havoc with our native insect fauna. Since this chameleon is one of the largest predators in the forest, it could eventually cause the reduction or even extinction of some of the more rare insects that live in trees.
|Photo by David Preston|