Definition of Chamaeleonidae
1. Noun. Old World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Family
Group relationships: Lacertilia, Sauria, Suborder Lacertilia, Suborder Sauria
Member holonyms: Chamaeleon, Chameleon, Chamaeleo, Genus Chamaeleo, Genus Chamaeleon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chamaeleonidae
Literary usage of Chamaeleonidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1892)
"... there are four and five pairs; in the Polychrome Iguanid* there are seven to ten. In the chamaeleonidae and ..."
2. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"... birds (Crocodilia, Pterosauria, Dinosauria), pulmonary air-sacs (chamaeleonidae), and membranous expansions which are comparable to the septa in birds. ..."