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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.

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for assistance and contributions

Edward I. Pollak, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, West Chester Univ. of PA 

Susan James, Mother of All Chameleons

Carl Cattau Jr.,  for assistance with species lists

Don Wells, ADCHAM list owner

Kathie & Marc Kaiwi, Webmaster and List Owner Chameleon Journals

and to all who have contributed photos, which are the core of the website

Special thanks to Andy and Janette Beveridge for the use of their B. Antakarana picture used in the logo

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