Temperature-Dependent Color Change in Kenyan Chameleons

  title={Temperature-Dependent Color Change in Kenyan Chameleons},
  author={B. Michael Walton and Albert F. Bennett},
  journal={Physiological Zoology},
  pages={270 - 287}
Skin reflectance at different body temperatures was measured in three species of Kenyan chameleons (Chamaeleo dilepis, Chamaeleo jacksonii, and Chamaeleo ellioti). Total reflectance, calculated by averaging reflectances measured at 290 through 2,600 nm, was significantly greater at 35°C than at 20°C in C. dilepis (31% at 20°C to 46% at 35°C) and in C. jacksonii (7% at 20°C to 11% at 35°C). Reflectance changes with temperature were not the same at all wavelengths. Significant change was largely… 
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