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2009-11-23 09:50:00

A new species of chameleon has been discovered in Tanzania by a team of scientists. Dr Andrew Marshall, from the Environment Department at the University of York, first spotted the animal while surveying monkeys in the Magombera Forest when he disturbed a twig snake eating one. The specimen was collected, tested and compared to two others found by scientists in the same area and has now been named Kinyongia magomberae (the Magombera chameleon) in research published in the African Journal of...


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2007-02-19 03:28:41

Jackson's Chameleon, Chamaeleo jacksonii, is an African chameleon belonging to the family Chamaeleonidae. There are two other subspecies recognized: Dwarf Jackson's Chameleon and Yellow-crested Jackson's Chameleon. They are native to the humid, cooler regions of Kenya and Tanzania, East Africa, found in great numbers at altitudes over 3,000 meters (9840 feet). There is also a feral population in Hawaii. These are small to medium sized chameleons. Their adult size is about 12 inches in...

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2007-02-19 03:25:41

The Veiled Chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus, is a species of chameleon found in the mountainous regions of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It is also called the Yemen Chameleon. These are expert tree climbers and tree dwellers. They have feet specially designed to grasp limbs and branches. The male veiled chameleon has a green base color and, depending on mood, this green will range from a bright lime green to a dark olive drab. The green base color is marked with stripes and spots of yellow,...

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2005-06-23 09:04:50

Chameleons are small to mid-size reptiles that belong to one of the best known lizard families (Chamaeleonidae). They are famous for their ability to change their color also because of their elongated tongue and their eyes which can be moved independently of each other. The name "Chameleon" means "earth lion" and is derived from the Greek words chamai (on the ground, on the earth) and leon (lion). Distribution and habitat The main distribution of Chameleons is Africa and Madagascar,...

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