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The Biology of Chameleons

Krystal A. Tolley (Hrsg.), Anthony Herrel (Hrsg.)

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Naturwissenschaften, Medizin, Informatik, Technik / Naturwissenschaften allgemein

Beschreibung

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.

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behavior study, natural history, physiology, classification, family chamaeleonidae, range of colors, herpetology, biology, evolution, fossil records, species, reptiles, theoretical, anatomy, lizards, prehensile tail, conservation, biology students, chameleons, ecology, science, biology researchers, professional herpetologists, change color, chamaeleons, biogeography, scientists, moveable eyes, old world lizards, adaptation, phylogeny, science and math, zygodactylous feet, chameleon biology