Morning doodles. Up early, sketching in the waiting room of the VW dealership.
HEY KIDS!!! Let’s color our very own motherfucking Jackson’s Chameleon!
(via: National Geographic)
In the course of his work studying the reptiles and amphibians of Madagascar, Associate Curator Chris Raxworthy often refers to a classic 19th-century herpetological text: Erpétologie générale, by André-Marie-Constant Duméril, of the Paris Museum of Natural History.
It’s a work that Raxworthy says is quite important, so he jumped at the chance to highlight it as part of the recently released book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library.
Read on here.
Megalancosaurus by Emilio López Rolandi
“Megalancosaurus was fairly small, its adult length was only about 25 centimeters (10 inches). It was built like a chameleon and probably lived a similar arboreal lifestyle. Even its feet were chameleon like, with two toes being opposed to the remaining three. The tail is long, prehensile, and bears a strange claw like organ made of fused vertebrae at its end.” Wikipedia
Mansur, “Chameleon,” Mughal court at Lahore or Allahabad, ca. 1595–1600, opaque watercolor and ink on paper. Via The Epoch Times