Fifteen adult species of Chameleon Chamaeleo
chamaeleon (Linnaeus, 1758) (order Squamata, suborder, Sauria, Family Chamaeleonidae, subfamily Subfamilia: Chamaeleo
), Chameleon Chamaeleo
africanus (Laurenti, 1768) (order Lacertilia, suborder, Sauria, Family Chamaeleonidae), and Chamaeleon vulgaris (Daudin, 1802) are used in the present work.
At night on the forest edge, the Flap-necked Chameleon Chamaeleo
dilepis Leach, 1819 was the most dominant (Table 1).
En los saurios, el tiempo de almacenamiento de espermatozoides puede variar desde cuatro semanas, como en Eumeces egregios (Shaefer & Roeding 1973) hasta nueve meses, como en Chamaeleo
hoehnelii (Jun-Yi 1982).
Veiled Chameleons (Chamaeleo
calyptratus), native to the southwestern Arabian Peninsula, have special cells in their skin that facilitate rapid and complex color-pattern changes, used to communicate with other individuals and for camouflage.
The list concerns: several species of blastomussa from Indonesia (coral); chamaeleo
gracilis from Benin (chameleon); two species of euphorbia from Madagascar (plant); geochelone pardalis from Mozambique (leopard tortoise); several species of mantella from Madagascar (small, brightly coloured frog); species of naja from Laos (cobra) (for which import restrictions were recommended in April 2004 to all parties to the Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora); psittacus erithacus from Nigeria (African grey parrot); and ursus arctos from British Colombia, Canada, as a hunting trophy (brown bear).
Last May, this teensy Elliot's chameleon (Chamaeleo
ellioti) was born at the Oceanarium in Bournemouth, England.
The most important reptiles in the reserve are the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), which is in danger of extinction; the fandrefriala (Ithycyphus perineti), a long, slender tree snake with a bright red tip to its tail; and the chameleon Chamaeleo
cucullatus), one of the 30 species of this genus that occurs in Madagascar.
The genera Chamaeleo
and Leptosiaphos exhibit a considerable degree of endemism in the Cameroon Highlands, with the majority of the Kupe Leptosiaphos belonging to three new taxa (J.-L.
The Malagasy chameleon, Chamaeleo
verrucosus Cuvier, 1829, is a large saurian endemic to southern Madagascar (Brygoo, 1978).
Reptile Species Dry season Wet season Total Calotes versicolor 5 1 6 (7.7) Calotes calotes 7 2 9 (11.5) Psammophilus blanfordanus 0 1 1 (1.3) Chamaeleo
zeylanicus 1 1 2 (2.6) Eutropis macularia 2 1 3 (3.9) Varanus bengalensis 1 2 3 (3.9) Ramphotyphlops braminus 3 3 6 (7.7) Uropeltis sp.
In contrast, the vertebral column of Chamaeleo
(Vertebrata, Reptilia) evolved an analogous dorso-ventral tail bending ability with a prehensile function, but through a direct implication of zygapophyses.
chamaleonis Madagascar Chamaeleo
ousraleri Gretillat and Mocquard, 1894, Brygoo, 1959 C.