Books & Journals
Dealing Primarily with Chameleons
Compiled by Leann Christenson and Lynda Horgan
Books & Journals Dealing Primarily with Chameleons
Anderson, R. 1990.
A Step-By-Step Book About Chameleons. T.F.H. Publications

Bartlett, R. D. and Bartlett, P. 1995.
Chameleons: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual. Barron's Educations Series, Hauppuage, NY

Darling, K. and Darling, T. 1997
Chameleons: On Location. Lothrop, Lee and Shepard

Davison, Linda J. 1997.
Chameleons: Their Care and Breeding. Hancock House Publishers, Blaine, WA.

De Vosjoli, P. 1997.
True Chameleons: Husbandry. The Herpetocultural Library

De Vosjoli, P. 1997.
General Care and Maintenance of True Chameleons: Part 2, Notes of Popular Species, Disease and Disorders. BowTie Press

De Vosjoli, P. 1999.
Essential Care of Chameleons. Advanced Vivarium Systems.

De Vosjoli, P. 1999.
The Chameleon Manual. Bow Tie Press.
De Vosjoli, P. and Ferguson, G. 1995.
Care and Breeding of Chameleons. Advanced Vivarium Systems, Santee, CA. This book is also listed on some web sites as "Care and Breeding of Panther, Jackson;s Veiled, and Parson's Chameleons. The Chameleon Keeping Reference Series, Vol. I."

Glaw, F. and Vences, M.
A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Moos Druck , Leverkusen and Farbo, Koln, Germany. Includes maps of locations and keys to identification of chameleons. This softcover book is available from Miguel Vences, Klosterstr. 124, 50931 Koln FR Germany

Henkel, F. –W. & SW. & Schmidt, W. 2000.
Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, the Mascarenes, the Seychelles, and the Comoros Islands. Krieger Publishing Company

Le Berre, F. 1994.
The New Chameleon Handbook. Barron's Educational Series.

Le Berre, F., Bartlett, R. D., and Bartlett, P. 2000.
The Chameleon Handbook. Barron's Educational Series.

Martin, J., 1992.
Masters of Disguise: A Natural History of Chameleons. Facts On File, Inc., New York, NY.

Martin, J. 1991.
Chameleons: Dragons in the Trees. Crown Pub. (Excellent pictures & probably aimed at children)

Mellado, J., L. Gimenez, J.J. Gomez, y M. Sanjuan. (2001).
El camaleon en Andalucia. Distribucion actual y amenazas para su supervivencia. Fundacion Alcalde Zoilo Ruiz-Mateos. Rota, Cadiz. 147 p. (ISBN: 8487960-31-6).

Necas, P. 1999.
Chameleons: Nature's Hidden Jewels. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, FL.

Rogner, M and Hackworth, J. 1997.
Lizards : Husbandry and Reproduction in the Vivarium: Geckoes, Flap-Footed Lizards, Agamas, Chameleons, and Iguanas. Krieger.

Schmidt, W., Tamm, K. and Wallikewitz, E. 1994a.
Chameleons, Volume I: Species. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ.

Schmidt, W., Tamm, K. and Wallikewitz, 1994b.
Chameleons, Volume II: Care and Breeding. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ.

Schmidt, W., Tamm, K. & Wallikewitz, E. 1996.
Cham -Drachen unserer Zeit.  Herpetologischer Fachverlag, Muenster.
Schmidt, W., Tamm, K. and Wallikewitz, E. 1998.
Chameleons. Chelsea House.

Schnieper, C. and Meier, M (photographer). 1988.
Chameleons. Lerner Publishing Group.

Wager, V. A. 1983.
The Life of the Chameleon. Natal Branch of the Wildlife Society. Durban, SA.

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Important Articles and Monographs that Refer to Chameleons
Barnett, K. E., Cocrof t, R. B. and Fleishman, L. J. 1999. Possible Communication by Substrate Vibration in a Chameleon. Copeia, 225-228.

Boulenger, G. A., 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History), III.

Broadley, D. G. & Howell, K. M. 1991. A Checklist of the reptiles of Tanzania with synoptic keys. Syntarsis 1, 1-70.

Broom, R. 1925. On the Origin of Lizards. Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 1-16.

Burrage, B. R. 1973. Comparative Ecology and Behaviour of Chamaeleo pumilus (Gmelin) and C. namaquensis A. Smith (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae). Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 61: 1-158.

Durst, A. & Rimmerle, A. 2001. Vorstellung der in der ZG Chamaeleonidae gezœcht eten Chamäleons Teil VII: Chameleo deremensis. Sauria, 23(1).

Estes, R., K. de Queiroz & J. Gauthier. 1988. Phylogenetic relationships within Squamata. Pp. 119-281. (in) Phylogenetic Relationships of the Lizard Families - Essays commemorating Charles L. Camp. Estes & Pregill (eds.), Stanford University Press, Stanford, California.

Fitzinger, L. J. 1843 Systema Reptilia. Vindobonae.

FitzSimons, V. 1930.. Descriptions of new South African Reptilia and Batrachia with Distribution Records of allied species in the Transvaal Museum Collection. Ann. Transv. Mus., 14(1): 20-48.

FitzSimons, V. F. 1943. The Lizards of South Africa, Transvaal Mus. Mem. 1: 1-528. Voortrekker Press, Johannesburg.

Frost, D.R. & R. Etheridge. 1989. A Phylogenetic Analysis and Taxonomy of Iguanian Lizards (Reptilia: Squamata), Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist., Misc. Publ. 81: 1-65.

Gmelin, J. F. 1789. Caroli a Linne Systema Naturae per Regna tria Naturae, secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio XIII, auta, reformata. Lipsiae, 1-3. (1789-1796).

Gray, J. E. 1852. Description of several new genera of reptiles, principally from the collection of H.M.S. Herald. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (2) 10: 437-440.

Gray, J. E. 1865. Revision of the genera and species of Chamaeleontidae, with the description of some new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London, 1864: 465-479.

Gronovius, L. T. 1763. Zoophylacium Gronovianum, exhibens Animalia Quadrupeda, Amphibia, Pisces, Insecta, Vermes, Mollusca, Testacea, et Zoophyta, quae in museo suo adservavit, examini subjecit, systematice disposuit et descripsit Laur. Theod. Gronovius. 1: 12.

Haagner, G. V., 1989. "Additional distribution records of the dwarf chameleon Bradypodion setaroi in Zululand (Sauria: Chamaeleontidae), and some ecological notes", The Lammergeyer, 40: 42- 46.

Haagner, G. V. & R. A. Els. 1986. The reptiles of Mapelane. The Lammergeyer, 37:14-21

Herrel et al., 2001. Functional implications of superc ontracting
muscle in the chameleon tongue retractors. Journal of Experimental Biology, 204:3621-3627.

Hewitt, J. 1935. Some new forms of Batrachians and Reptiles from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. IV.(8): 281-357, pl. XXVII- XXXVI.

Hewitt, J. 1937. A Guide to the Vertebrate Fauna of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Part II. - Reptiles, Amphibians, and Freshwater Fishes. Albany Museum, Grahamstown.

Hillenius, D. 1959. The Differentiation within the genus Chamaeleo Laurenti, 1768. Beaufortia 8 (89): 1-92.

Hillenius, D. 1978. Notes on Chameleons IV. A New Chameleon, from the Miocene of Fort Ternan, Kenya (Chamaeleonidae, Reptilia). 28 (343): 9-15.

Hofman, A., L. R. Maxson, and J. W. Arntzen, 1991. Biochemical evidence pertaining to the taxonomic relationships within the family Chamaeleonidae. Amphibia-Reptilia 12 (1991): 245-265.

Höveler, von Gregor, 1999. Haltung und Nachtzucht von Chamaeleo (Trioceros) wiedersheimi peretti Klaver & Böhme 1992. elaphe , # 3276, Heft 1, S. 2-8

Kingdon, J. 1990. Island Africa: The Evolution of Africa;s Rare Animals and Plants. Collins, London. 287 pp.

Klaver, C. J. J., 1973. "Lung anatomy: aid in chameleon-taxonomy." Beaufortia, 20(269):1-92

Klaver, C. J. J. 1977. Comparative lung-morphology in the genus Chamaeleo Laurenti, 1768 (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) with a discussion of taxonomic and zoogeographic implications. Beaufortia 25(327): 167-199.& #10

Klaver, C. J. J. 1979. A review of Brookesia systematics with special reference to lung-morphology (Reptilia: Sauria: Chamaeleonidae). Bonner zool. Beitr., (1-2), 30: 162-175.

Klaver, C. J. J. 1981. Lung-morphology in the Chamaeleonidae (Sauria) and its bearing upon phylogeny, systematics and zoogeography. Zeitschr. zool. Syst. Evol. 19 (1981), 1: 36-58.

Klaver, C. & W. Bœhme. 1986. Phylogeny and classification of the Chamaeleonidae (Sauria) with special reference to hemipenis morphology. Bonner Zool. Monogr. 22: 1-64.

Klaver, C. & W. Bœhme. 1988. Systematics of Bradypodion tenue (Matschie, 1892) (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) with a description of a new species from the Uluguru and Uzungwe Mountains, Tanzania. Bonner zool. Beitr. 39 (4): 381- 393.

Klaver, C. & W. Bœhme. 1997. Chamaeleonidae. Das Tierreich, 112: i-xiv; 1 & 85. Verlag Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin, New York.

Laurenti, J. N. 1768. Synops. Rept. (Vienna): pp. 1-214, 5 pls. Linnaeus, 1758

Loveridge, A., 1957. "Check list of the reptiles and amphibians of East Africa (Uganda; Kenya; Tanganyika; Zanzibar)", Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 117 (2): 153 - 362, i - xxxvi.

Mertens, R. 1966. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien - Chamaeleonidae, Das Tierreich 83: I-X; 1-37.

Mertens, R. 1968. Zur Kenntnis der Herpetofauna von Kamerun und Fernando Poo. Bonner Zool. Beitr. 1 9 (1/2): 69-84.

Methuen, P. A. & J. Hewitt. 1914. A Contribution to our Knowledge of the Anatomy of Chamaeleons. Trans. roy. Soc. S. Afr., 4: 89-104.

Power, J. H., 1932. "On the South African Species of Chameleons of the Genus Lophosaura." Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London. 1932 (15): 209-224 and 3 plates.

Raw, L. R. G., 1976. "A survey of the dwarf chameleons of Natal, South Africa, with descriptions of three new species (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), Durban Museum Novitates 11 (7): 139-161.

Raw, L. R. G. 1978. "A further new dwarf chameleon from Natal, South Africa (Sauria : Chamaeleonidae), Durban Museum Novitates 11 (15): 265-269 .

Rieppel, O. 1981. The skull and jaw adductor musculature in chamaeleons. Rev. suisse Zool. 88(2): 433-445.

Rieppel, O. 1987. The phylogenetic relationships within the Chamaeleonidae, with comments on some aspects of cladistic analysis. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. (1987) 89: 41-62.

Schmidt, W. 1995. Chameleon profile: Bradypodion pumilum. CiN Journal (no. 17), Fall.

Tilbury, C. R., 1988. Bradypodion setaroi: species account. In South African Red Data Book - reptiles and amphibians. W. R. Branch (ed.) South African Nat. Sci. Prog. Report No. 151: 141-142.

Werner, F. 1902. Prodromus einer Monographie der Chamaeleont en, Zoologische Jahrbécher, Abt. Syst., Geogr. u. Biol. d. Thiere, 15 (3): 295-460, pls. 15-27.

Werner, F. 1911. Chamaeleontidae. Das Tierreich, 27: I-XI, 1-52.

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Veterinary & General Herpetological Books of Interest
Ackerman, L. The Biology, Husbandry and Health Care of Reptiles.
Volume I - Biology of Reptiles
Volume II - Husbandry of Reptiles
Volume III - Health Care of Reptiles

Barnard, S. M. and Upton, S. 1994. A Veterinary Guide to the Parasites of Reptiles. Volume I – Protozoa. (Includes a section on laboratory procedures for collecting and examining various parasites and information on parasiticides used to treat protozoan infections. Available through Amazon for $26.50. ISBN 0894548322 Kreiger Publishing, Malabar, Florida.

Blood, D. C, & Virgina, P. Bailliere's Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary. Studdert.

Frye, F. Reptile Care: An Atlas of Diseases and Treatments. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey.

Frye, F. L. 1995. Clinician's Handbook: A Compact Clinical and Surgical Reference. Krieger Publishing Company. Malabar, Florida.

Frye, F. 1991. Biomedical and Surgical Aspects of Captive Reptile Husbandry. Krieger Publishing Co. Malabar, Florida.

Pough, F. H., Cadle, J. E. and Andrews, R. M.  2000. Herpetology. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J. (Contains information on communication, locomotion, performance, foraging, etc. for many kinds of reptiles.)

Klingenberg, R. 1998. General Care and Maintenance of Understanding Reptile Parasites. BowTie Press.

Messonnier, S. P. 1996. Common Reptile Diseases and Treatment. Blackwell Science.

Mader, D. R. and Stein, G. (illustrator). 1995. Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Saunders W. B. Co.

Peters, J. A. 1964. Dictionary of Herpetology. Hafner Publishing Company.

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