Geographical Range Madagascar (off the eastern coast of Africa)
Habitat Forested areas near rivers, streams, ponds, swamps
Scientific Name Sanzinia madagascariensis
Conservation Status Threatened

When the female of this species is pregnant, its skin color darkens. This adaptation provides increased heat absorption for the developing young. After giving birth, the female's color returns to the normal green at its next shed cycle. The bright red color of newborns may warn predators to "stay away" while providing camouflage among brightly colored treetop flowers.