Chameleons Say It With Color

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 26, 2005   View Article

Chameleons are famous for their ability to change their skin color to blend in with their surroundings. But experts say camouflage is only half the story of the tropical lizard’s remarkable trait.

“Communication is also partly the function of coloration,” Christopher Raxworthy, associate curator of herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, wrote in an e-mail interview.

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