Genus and Species: Chamaeleo calyptratus
The Veiled chameleon is a species of large chameleon that lives in the Arabian Peninsula. They are named for the triangular protrusion on their heads, which is known as a casque. Both sexes have a casque which grows larger as the chameleon matures.
They live in a number of habitat types in their native range, including plateaus, mountains, trees and bushes, and valleys. They prefer warmer temperatures and require areas with vegetation.
No chameleons are naturally from the United States (or anywhere in North/South America). If you see chameleons out in the wild, they are the offspring of escaped pets from other parts of the world.
Around the world:
Saudi Arabia, Yemen, United States/p>