Reptile And Amphibiams - Vaiwaion

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Helmeted iguana. Corcovado National Park. Costa Rica. The helmeted iguana or chameleon iguana (Coryphanes cristatus) has the ability of changing the color of its skin to blend with the environment, but it is not a chameleon itself or is directly related to those reptiles. The orange brown tones that can be seen in the photograph are the ones exhibited by this species at night, when the picture was taken. During the day, its color varies from light green to gray, transition for which this animal needs solar energy.

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