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Flap-necked Chameleon

Physical Features Like the snakes, they have no external ear openings and their hearing is poor. Their bodies are laterally compressed. Their skins are rough with small scales that do not overlap. Adaptations They have zygodactyl foot structure. This is an adaptation for an arboreal lifestyle. They cannot shed the prehensile tail. Chameleons have hollow tongues which they retract onto …

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Flap-necked chameleon Chameleon dilepis

Flap-necked Chameleon

Flap-necked Chameleon is the only species occurring in Botswana. It is reasonably common in the Okavango but largely overlooked due to the exceptional camouflage. Chameleons have hollow tongues which they retract onto a spike knows as the hyoid horn in the mouth. When the prey is within reach the Chameleon opens its mouth and the tongue muscles force the tongue …

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