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The Rosette-Nosed Chameleon is a small East African species, found in virgin forest and woodland of both the eastern and western Usambara Mountains. It is predominantly ash-grey in colouration, with a distinctive rosette-like nasal appendage.
This species has, in the past, caused much taxonomic controversy—and has been reclassified from Chamaeleo spinosum, to Bradypodion spinosum, to the current Rhampholeon spinosus.