Panther Chameleon Is Not One Species Only


Furcifer pardalis is a superspecies: a group of populations of various level of mutual relatedness: some are genetically so distant from each other that they can be considered a separate species, some are very close to each other. This study just opens the door to our understanding of their differences in size, color, life history and gives first versions of answers to questions like why there is still so much confusion in their breeding and why crossbreeding of local populations fails so often...

Author: Petr Nečas