BLACK PANTHER? NO MELANIC LEOPARD

Javan Leopard (Panthera pardus melas, Cuvier 1809), melanic form Black Panther is the common name by which are called the blacks specimens (melanic variants) of some species of felines. Zoologically speaking, the term Panther is synonymous with Leopard. The genus Panthera is a taxonomic category that includes all species of…

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SENSORY ORGANS: VIEW OF OWLS

As many of you know, the sight of owls is particularly developed. The development of their vision system, however, is different from the diurnal birds of prey. In the latter, the view is developed towards a higher definition of images, thanks to a high concentration of cones in their fovea…

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MIMICRY? NO, I’M IN A BAD MOOD

Yemen or Veiled Chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus, Duméril and Bibron 1851) Some species of chameleons, but not all, can change the colour of their skin. The principal reason to the change of tone is not the camouflage (mimicry) but the manifestation of certain physical or physiological, or emotional states such as…

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