Site last updated:
February 05, 2002
It is the purpose of this website to entertain
and educate you about OLD WORLD CHAMELEONS. Old World Chameleons" are
members of the family Chamaeleonidae. They possess several unique
characteristics from their lightning fast and laser precise tongue, to their
independently turreted eyes with nearly 360 degree vision. Their prehensile
tails act as a fifth leg giving them greater reach in their travels through the
trees. These factors coupled with their unmatched ability to change color as
their environment warrants lends these fascinating creatures to many myths and legends.
It has been said that a
picture is worth a thousand words. In CYBERSPACE a picture is worth 1 thousand
to over 250 thousand bytes. Because of the number of pictures used, some pages
may be a little slow to load, but you should not be disappointed. So... if
you own a chameleon get your water bottle ready and give him/her a quick shower
while you wait, I'm sure he or she will appreciate it, and if you don't own one
YET, take a minute to dream about the one you would like.
Through out the site you will see "literature cited (2,4,5,6,7,9,11)".
The small numbers are links to references used that are listed on the Bibliography Page. THESE OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW for convenience.
On this, the HOME PAGE, you will find brief
explanations of what is covered on the site.