Parque nacional de Ranomafana
In Tamatave at Parc Ivoloina office
Juvenile at Mitsinjo (Analamazaotra Forest Station)
When we returned to Tamboti to retrieve our camera traps, we saw this chameleon crossing the road. Nate got out to help it across.
Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards. The approximately 160 species of chameleon come in a range of colors, including pink, blue, red, orange, turquoise, yellow, and green. They are distinguished by their zygodactylous feet; their separately mobile, stereoscopic eyes; their very long, highly modified, rapidly extrudable tongues; their swaying gait; and crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads. Some species can change color, and many have a prehensile tail....