The Science of Chameleons.

Hello, today I am going to write about the Science of Chameleons.

Chameleons (according to Wikipedia) are a highly specialized biological group of Old World Lizards with 202 know species. The Species come in a huge range of colours, and many have the ability to change color.

For a Long time it was thought that Chameleons change colour by changing the pigment cells inside their skin. However research made in 2014 on Chameleons showed that the pigment movements only represents part of the story.

Chameleons have the most distinguishing eyes of any reptile. The upper and lower eyelids are connected, with only a pinhole large enough for the pupil to see through. Each eye can move and focus independently, letting the chameleon to detect two different objects at the same time. This lets them see a full 360-degree field of vision around their bodies. Chameleons can also see in visible and ultra violet light

Chameleons don’t change their colour by changing their pigment cells. Instead the Chameleon has a change of colour because of the physical changes around it that change how lights reflect on their skin.

Chameleons usually eat insects, but larger types, like the common Chameleon, might also eat younger lizards and birds.

The oldest known chameleon is Anqinosaurus brevicephalus from the Middle Paleocene. Other chameleon fossils include Chamaeleo caroliquarti from the Lower Miocene

This is the end of the blog hope you enjoyed. If you have a Chameleon or any other type of lizard tell me in the comments below.

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  1. Interesting. Although maybe I could have read this on Google. I like your Blogs written creatively that are written by you and not copied, using your own words. They are more fun to read. You are a good writer so use your skills & talent. Do you ever read my replies to your Blogs? I never see any follow on comments

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