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The biology of chameleons

Author: Krystal Tolley; Anthony Herrel
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tolley, Krystal A.
Biology of Chameleons.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Krystal Tolley; Anthony Herrel
ISBN: 9780520957381 0520957385 1306196485 9781306196482
OCLC Number: 865334372
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 275 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: Biology of the chameleons : an introduction / Krystal A. Tolley and Anthony Herrel --
Chameleon anatomy / Christopher V. Anderson and Timothy E. Higham --
Chameleon physiology / Anthony Herrel --
Function and adaptation of chameleons / Timothy E. Higham and Christopher V. Anderson --
Ecology and life history of chameleons / G. John Measey, Achille Raselimanana, and Anthony Herrel --
Chameleon behavior and color change / Devi Stuart-Fox --
Evolution and biogeography of chameleons / Krystal A. Tolley and Michele Menegon --
Overview of the systematics of the Chamaeleonidae / Colin R. Tilbury --
Fossil history of chameleons / Arnau Bolet and Susan E. Evans --
Chameleon conservation / Richard Jenkins [and 3 others].
Responsibility: edited by Krystal A. Tolley and Anthony Herrel.

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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, classificat.

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