The Biology of Chameleons
They change color depending on their mood. They possess uniquely adapted hands and feet distinct from other tetrapods. They feature independently movable eyes. This comprehensive volume delves into these fascinating details and thorough research about one of the most charismatic families of reptiles—Chameleonidae.
Written for professional herpetologists, scholars, researchers, and students, this book takes readers on a voyage across time to discover everything that is known about chameleon biology: anatomy, physiology, adaptations, ecology, behavior, biogeography, phylogeny, classification, and conservation.
A description of the natural history of chameleons is given, along with the fossil record and typical characteristics of each genus. The state of chameleons in the modern world is also depicted, complete with new information on the most serious threats to these remarkable reptiles.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
accelerator linguae acrodont acrodontan Africa East Africa agamids Altevogt arboreal Archaius areas behavior Burrage Chamaeleo chamaeleon Chamaeleonidae chame chameleon species chameleons Chapter clades color change color insert crest Cretaceous dilepis distal diversity dorsal Eastern Arc Mountains endemic Engelbrecht entoglossal process Eocene export females forest fossil Furcifer genera genus Glaw Gnanamuthu Groot habitat hemipenal Herrel Hillenius hindlimb hoehnelii Hoffstetter and Gasc hyobranchial hyoglossus IUCN Red List jacksonii Kenya Kinyongia Klaver and BŲhme labordi lateral Leeuwen lineages lizards lung Madagascar Madagascar Brookesia Madagascar Calumma Malagasy males Measey medial meleons Methuen and Hewitt Miocene montane morphology Moussalli muscle namaquensis nasal Nečas Paleocene parietal perch posterior predators premaxilla prey Raselimanana region reptiles Rhampholeon Rieppel Rieppel and Crumly Rieppeleon roosting Schwenk Southern Africa squamates squamosal Stuart-Fox studies synapomorphies taxa temperature terrestrial Tilbury tion Tolley tongue projection Townsend Trioceros type species Vences ventral vertebrae Wainwright and Bennett Wever Zippel