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Chameleons - Jamie

Learn about the chameleon and its ancestors, and how it evolved into the modern day animal
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jamie fredenburg

on 7 December 2010

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Transcript of Chameleons - Jamie

Click anywhere & add an idea Oldest Ancestor Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Chamaeleonidae
Genus:Furcifer
Species:F. pardalis
Binomial name
Furcifer pardalis
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Subphylum:Vertebrata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Sphenodontia[1]
Family:Sphenodontidae
Genus:Sphenodon
Gray, 1831
Species
•Sphenodon guntheri
Blue-tounged Skink Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Tiliqua
Species: T. adelaidensis
Binomial name
Tiliqua adelaidensis
Pit Viper Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Subphylum:Vertebrata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Suborder:Serpentes
Family:Viperidae
Subfamily:Viperinae
Genus:Echis
Species:E. ocellatus
Binomial name
Echis ocellatus
Tuatara Vulnerable least concern least concern Similarities:
# of bones in the forearm
Tail
Rib cage
Pelvis in similar position
PaNtHer ChaMelEon Panther Chameleon eats grasshoppers, locust, mantids, and other insects Tuatara eat: worms, insects, eggs Blue-tongued Skink eats insects and worms Pit Viper eats rodents- differnet from chameleon -similar to chameleon -some in common with chameleon vulnerable Differences:
Tuatara has no casque
Chameleon's digits are arranged very differently
Chameleon has curved spine, but Tuatara's is straight
Chameleon has bone in tongue Similarities:
same number of bones in forearm
both have tail
rib cage similar size and shape
hind legs have same structure and similar postion Both chameleon and tuatara have their eyes on the side and are therefore generally prey.
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