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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

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Parson’s Chameleon (Calumma parsonii)

is a large species of chameleon native to the forests of eastern and northern Madagascar. Largely considered to be the second largest chameleon alive (the Malagasy Giant Chameleon being the largest) with adults growing up 27 inches long (a little smaller than a cat). There are two subspecies/morphs of this species. One where the males eyes are orange and the body is a green or turquoise color (as shown in the 1st picture), and the Second where the male has a yellow mouth and is usually larger, females don’t exhibit these morphs.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Squamata-Lacertilia-Chamaeleonidae-Chamaeleoninae-Calumma-parsonii

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