This is one of the first monographs to present a comprehensive study of the natural history of a single high-profile lizard species, the popular Malagasy panther
chameleon. It is the first attempt to come to grips with the complex, often confusing, color variation of the species and illustrates these variations with 69 beautiful color photographs. The authors have drawn from the scattered literature, their extensive experience, and experimental study in the field and laboratory to provide original information and conclusions. They emphasize both the known and the unknown, presenting clear avenues for future investigation. They make a case for the
panther chameleon as a model organism with value for research, education, herpetoculture, and conservation. This work also reviews the history of keeping chameleons in captivity and provides up-to-date guidelines for captive management of the panther chameleon based on the authors' own multigeneration captive colony.
"One cannot fail to be impressed by this book; its authors have spent years researching their subject in great detail and the information is outstanding." -- Carol Friend, The Herptile 29:2, June 2004
"For the chameleon herpetoculturist and reptile veterinarian, I would highly recommend this book as a great resource for solid natural history and husbandry information for chameleon species."
-- Rob Coke, Exotic DVM, Volume 6.6
"This volume lives up to its title by providing a thorough overview of the biology of the panther chameleon…The book is written in such a way that it is not too technical to appeal to enthusiastic hobbyists. At the same time, it includes a level of detail that will make it of use to professional biologists." -- Paul A. Verrell, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 80, No. 1, March 2005
"This book is a great resource for
anyone who is interested in Panther Chameleons." -- Jill Merrill, Cold Blooded News, Volume 32, Number 5, May 2005
"… a wealth of useful information on the Panther Chameleon that will be useful to biologists and zoo keepers alike. I commend the quality of the work presented." -- Thane Johnson, Library News for Zoos and Aquariums, March 2005