iguana vs chameleon

iguana chameleon


  • 1) A green iguana (Iguana iguana); a large tropical American lizard often kept as a pet.
  • 2) Any member of the genus Iguana.
  • 3) Any of several members of the lizard family Iguanidae.
  • 4) Any of various usually large herbivorous lizards of the subfamily Iguaninae, often having a dorsal crest and found chiefly in tropical America.
  • 5) (Zoöl.) Any species of the genus Iguana, a genus of large American lizards of the family Iguanidæ. They are arboreal in their habits, usually green in color, and feed chiefly upon fruits.
  • 6) large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America
  • 7) [capitalized] The typical and leading genus of the family Iguanidæ.
  • 8) A large lizard of the warmer parts of America, of the genus Iguana; also, some similar lizard of a related genus.


  • 1) A small to mid-size reptile, of the family Chamaeleonidae, and one of the best known lizard families able to change color and project its long tongue.
  • 2) A person with inconstant behavior; one able to quickly adjust to new circumstances.
  • 3) An anole lizard, especially Anolis carolinensis of the southeast United States.
  • 4) Any of various tropical lizards of the family Chamaeleonidae, chiefly of Africa and Madagascar, having a prehensile tail, eyes that can move independently, and the ability to change color.
  • 5) A changeable or inconstant person.
  • 6) (Zoöl.) A lizardlike reptile of the genus Chamæleo, of several species, found in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The skin is covered with fine granulations; it has eyes which can move separately, the tail is prehensile, and the body is much compressed laterally, giving it a high back. It is remarkable for its ability to change the color of its skin to blend with its surroundings.
  • 7) (Chem.) the compound called potassium permanganate, a dark violet, crystalline substance, KMnO4, which in formation passes through a peculiar succession of color from green to blue, purple, red, etc. See Potassium permanganate, under Potassium.
  • 8) a person who changes opinions, ideas, or behavior to suit the prevailing social climate; an opportunist.
  • 9) a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Apus and Mensa
  • 10) a changeable or inconstant person
  • 11) lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color and having a projectile tongue
  • 12) In the southern United States and West Indies, a true lizard of the family Anolididæ or Iguanidæ. Also chamæleo.
  • 13) Same as chamæleon, 3.
  • 14) A lizard-like reptile of the family Chamæleontidæ, having a naked body, a prehensile tail, feet suited for grasping branches, and the eye covered by a single circular eyelid with an aperture in the center.
  • 15) [capitalized] A constellation invented by Bayer, situated beneath the feet of the Centaur.
  • 16) Describing something that changes color.


  • 1) There are also sights that feel entirely new: a sloth swimming lazily in a tropical blue sea, or young marine iguanas pursued by fearsome racer snakes.
  • 2) This male iguana is about 1.2 meters long, including tail.
  • 3) Lizards are plentiful in the forests, the largest class being known as iguana, which is eaten by some of the country people, as it was in former days by the Indians.
  • 4) "The gentleman claimed that the iguana was his service animal, so I am not sure the police looked into it further," Mr. Ayres says.
  • 5) One of the biggest offenders, iguanas; one man in Boca Raton decided to take the pesky lizards on, inventing a repellant called iguana rid.
  • 6) Both frogs are then put inside a hollowed-out river iguana, which is then stuffed into a large river fish and placed inside a box full of coals that is heated and tossed out behind the boat for further maceration.
  • 7) The iguana is a lizard which feeds on fruits and vegetables.
  • 8) It was not an iguana, which is so different in appearance as to make it impossible to confuse the two.
  • 9) As noted by Stempell, there are two or three species of large lizards in Central America commonly called iguana, and it is probable that the one here considered is the _Ctenosaura acanthura_ of
  • 10) The large teguexin lizard of the pampas, called iguana by the country people, is a notable snake-killer.
  • 11) Gutting the iguana is a gory business, followed by cutting off the paws and removing the glands called bolitas, found at the top part of the legs.
  • 12) ‘A small number of reptiles, including green iguanas and common lizards, have been shown to exhibit kin recognition.’
  • 13) ‘There are many other snakes of all different sizes, as well as chameleons, geckos, lizards, skinks, iguanas, spiders and huge tortoises.’
  • 14) ‘The arboreal lizard of C. and S. America, iguana iguana, is the archetype but other members of the New World family Iguanidae bear the name.’
  • 15) ‘And sure enough, when the gular pumping was eliminated, the monitor lizards acted more like Carrier's green iguanas.’
  • 16) ‘We had horses in the surf along with iguanas running around the yard.’
  • 17) ‘Carlow's answer to Indiana Jones is now taking his band of jungle creatures including snakes, dragon lizards, iguanas, turtles, tarantulas and scorpions onto the live stage with Ireland's first Reptile show.’
  • 18) ‘When contact with pets is implicated, reptiles such as iguanas, lizards, turtles and snakes are usually implicated.’
  • 19) ‘The iguanas also devour sea turtle eggs and shorebird nestlings.’
  • 20) ‘It is carried by chickens, cows, and reptiles such as turtles, lizards, and iguanas.’
  • 21) ‘Over 1,000,000 baby iguanas are imported to America each year, and the majority are dead within 2 years.’
  • 22) ‘It's amazing to think that they eat iguanas in South America - they're called bamboo chicken.’
  • 23) ‘We collected green iguana eggs from the island of Curacao in the Caribbean, where green iguanas attain much smaller maximum body size compared to conspecifics in Panama.’
  • 24) ‘The availability of many unusual species has led to more people considering keeping these animals in their homes, and tarantulas, iguanas, salamanders and snakes are all becoming more and more popular as pets.’
  • 25) ‘In Costa Rica he watched parasitologists dissecting frogs, turtles, and iguanas and finding new species of parasites in each group.’
  • 26) ‘For iguanas and many other reptiles, the solution is to take quick, shallow breaths when they walk and never to walk very fast.’
  • 27) ‘The dry washes here partly conceal tortoises the size of refrigerators; iguanas as long as your arm sprawl in the baking sun.’
  • 28) ‘We studied iguanas continuously from 19 December 2000-1 January 2001, during the 3-week-long mating season.’
  • 29) ‘However, not all iguanas in bad body condition had high CORT levels and we are presently investigating whether CORT levels are indeed causally related to the animals' death.’
  • 30) ‘Recent studies have shown that these iguanas have an unusual adaptive trait: their skeletons can shrink when times are tough and regrow in times of plenty.’
  • 31) ‘Populations of howler monkeys, iguanas, and leaf-cutting ants exploded.’
  • 32) ‘Species studied have ranged from mosquitoes to butterflies, from fish to frogs, from tiny fence lizards to giant land iguanas in Galapagos, from hummingbirds to ostriches, from mice to elephants.’
  • 33) ‘The tortoises, marine iguanas and land iguanas on the Galapagos Islands, studied by Charles Darwin, provide some of the most striking examples.’
  • 34) ‘Marine iguanas have to run towards the intertidal areas between huge breaking waves, need to sprint to crevices or behind rocks to avoid being swept away, and have to grip the intertidal rocks as strongly as possible to resist wave drag.’
  • 35) ‘Marine iguanas possess specialized hindgut fermenting microbes that help them to digest algae cell walls.’
  • 36) ‘For example, male Galapagos land iguanas, Conolophus subcristatus, defend territories based partly on food resources, which they guard before the arrival of females.’
  • 37) ‘Hybrids occur everywhere scientists look, from blue whales (which mix with fin whales) to the finches and iguanas on Darwin's Galapagos Islands.’
  • 38) ‘On San Salvador Island in the Bahamas, prickly pear cactus is a major food of rock iguanas.’


  • 1) The chameleon - grey like the sheets but clearly visible - was on Sophie's side of the bed.
  • 2) He must find some place where, like a chameleon, he could merge unobtrusively into the background until he could contact Jerrold.
  • 3) It was a talent, just like that overwhelming smile of his, the ability to acquire stature or shed it like a chameleon changing its colour.
  • 4) Always a chameleon, she had acquired the distinctive Minne-sooa-tah Norwegian-Chippewa accent after six years and seldom called.
  • 5) ‘We all understand the ability of the chameleon to change its colours to suit its environment.’
  • 6) ‘There are many other snakes of all different sizes, as well as chameleons, geckos, lizards, skinks, iguanas, spiders and huge tortoises.’
  • 7) ‘Raxworthy and colleagues developed a computer model to study chameleons, lizards known for their ability to change color depending on their mood or surroundings, in Madagascar.’
  • 8) ‘Remarkably, the loss of the tongue protractors in chameleons has not affected the external feeding kinematics.’
  • 9) ‘These and a whole list of other questions far longer than a chameleon's telescopic tongue, still need to be answered.’
  • 10) ‘Everyone in Canada will now have the uncanny ability of the chameleon.’
  • 11) ‘According to Anderson, the ability of chameleons to change color stems from special cells called chromatophores found in the upper layers of their skin.’
  • 12) ‘The team that saw France bestride the football world for the first time ever had more colours than a chameleon and, ultimately, did more for race relations than any number of government initiatives.’
  • 13) ‘In the evening the Mekong always seemed to come alive, changing its colour like a chameleon, camouflaging itself against the darkening sky until it swallowed the sun.’
  • 14) ‘I watch the sky change its colour like a chameleon.’
  • 15) ‘It is as if to survive, it has had to change names, like a chameleon changing colours.’
  • 16) ‘It lacked the light brown fur, however, and instead owned a soft, fleshy skin with the abilities of a chameleon.’
  • 17) ‘The chameleon has the ability to bring long life or death, fecundity or barrenness, depending on its color.’
  • 18) ‘This is similar in ways to the chameleon, a lizard which can alter the colour of its skin.’
  • 19) ‘Toys made of rubber in the shape of snakes, lizards, chameleons, scorpions and crabs are selling like hot cakes.’
  • 20) ‘This is the last view myriad insects have in life before being swamped by a long, sticky tongue and sucked back into the chameleon's mouth.’
  • 21) ‘Their eyes move independently of each other, like those of a chameleon, and their bodies are covered by bony plates, similar to those of seahorses.’
  • 22) ‘Similarly, some modern ectotherms, chameleons for example, have an erect posture.’
  • 23) ‘A chameleon was shifting to match the kaleidoscope of colour given off by the lights of a gramophone record store.’
  • 24) ‘chameleons such as this male Parson's chameleon from Madagascar change their skin color to hide and to communicate.’
  • 25) ‘They have been replaced by the corresponding segments of the pigment of American chameleon.’
  • 26) ‘Among the saurian the iguanas can be pointed out, as well as the American chameleons and varanus.’
  • 27) ‘In the pure-cone American chameleon retina, all visual opsins including rod opsin are expressed.’
  • 28) ‘This is a common characteristic between American chameleons and those of Europe and Africa.’
  • 29) ‘They are often referred to as American chameleons, although they are unrelated to chameleons.’
  • 30) ‘The following are answers to several questions I have been asked recently about a common lizard of the Southeast, called green anoles by some people and American chameleons by others.’
  • 31) ‘Green anoles are often called American chameleons because of their ability to change color from bright green to brown to grey.’
  • 32) ‘There are no native American chameleons, although there are many pet chameleons.’
  • 33) ‘The American chameleon, or anole, is not a true chameleon, but a small lizard of the iguana family, found in the SE United States and noted for its color changes.’
  • 34) ‘Contrary to popular belief, the American chameleon does not assume the color of its surroundings.’
  • 35) ‘We then started studying green anoles (otherwise known as American chameleons), the creatures that live in the grass that we planted.’
  • 36) ‘Turtles, crayfish, snails, fish, salamanders, American chameleons, newts, insects, bacteria, and algae all can be successfully raised in the River Tank, but questions remain as to which ones can coexist, and for how long, before being eaten by another inhabitant.’
  • 37) ‘It happened because I was married to an American chameleon (I must mention here that American chameleons are not true chameleons - they look much the same but lack some of our more amazing abilities).’
  • 38) ‘Most North American lizards belong to this family, including the collared lizards, the utas, the swifts, the so-called horned toads, or horned lizards, and the American chameleon, or anole (not a true chameleon).’
  • 39) ‘In addition to iguanas, the Iguania include agamids, chameleons and a few lesser known groups.’
  • 40) ‘If the ventral curvature of tail is real, then that, in concert with its extremely narrow scaupulae, suggests that a more appropriate functional analog would be found in arboreal chameleons.’
  • 41) ‘The political chameleon changes its colors according to pressure, not conscience.’
  • 42) ‘To party cynics, she may be seen as a political chameleon, reinventing herself to charm the voters.’
  • 43) ‘He was a brilliant careerist and opportunist, a political chameleon whose life story seems more the stuff of fiction than of any kind of conventional history.’
  • 44) ‘As he showed yesterday, he is above all a brilliant political chameleon.’
  • 45) ‘First and foremost is Mike Myers, who is known as a vocal chameleon.’
  • 46) ‘She alone was capable of the amazing things she mastered like a vocal chameleon.’
  • 47) ‘For those who prefer the actor as magician, chameleon, and master of disguises, no one has proved more satisfying than Sir Alec Guinness, who just died at age 86.’
  • 48) ‘I'm a Piscean, who admits to being a complete social chameleon, and I would be completely over-whelmed and swamped by the personalities of others.’
  • 49) ‘Before she was a fabulous comedy chameleon, Tracey Ullman was a teen dancer touring with a gaggle of chorus boys.’
  • 50) ‘The album received poor reviews and left many critics asking if pop's most successful chameleon had lost her touch.’
  • 51) ‘He has always guarded his private life fiercely, arguing that talking about his off-screen relationships cheapens them and hampers his professional ability to be a chameleon.’
  • 52) ‘Our actors are the chameleons who change words like parts but always deliver an essential truth.’
  • 53) ‘He had drive and would go out of his way to pursue a target; he's a chameleon and can change from one person to the next in order to seem compatible.’
  • 54) ‘Particularly well known for her Rossini, the consummate singer-actress changes like a chameleon to adapt to the requirements of the repertoire.’
  • 55) ‘Drew is one of those cinematic chameleons whose character changes to fit the scene, regardless of how preposterous the shift may be.’

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