Chameleons of Southern Africa

Marius Burger, Krystal Tolley

Date Published :
September 2007
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781770073753

Stock Status : In stock


Chameleons are fascinating creatures: they almost always evoke in people a strong response -- be it delight, wonder or fear. Chameleons of Southern Africa explores this interesting group of lizards and discusses their strange and unusual, sometimes unnerving, characteristics. It presents an overview of all types of chameleons (of which there are up to 160 species in total, worldwide), their history, geographic distribution (restricted mainly to Madagascar and Africa), reproduction, behavior and their relationships to each other.

It also contains a clear identification guide to all southern African species – some 25 have been identified to date – together with distribution maps and colorful photographs of their many features and guises. For interested students, gardeners, naturalists and even just the curious, Chameleons of Southern Africa is an essential guide to these intriguing lizards.

About The Author

Marius Burger became interested in reptiles and amphibians at a young age. He studied conservation, but made herpetology his profession. His work has allowed him to travel throughout southern and central Africa and Madagascar, where he conducts surveys of reptiles and amphibians, leads tour groups, and participates in TV documentaries.

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