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, small- to medium-sized lizard of the family Chamaeleonidae. More than 150 species are found in sub-Saharan Africa, with a few in S Europe and S Asia. The so-called common chameleon, Chamaeleo chamaeleon, is found around the Mediterranean.
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Any arboreal lizard of the genus Anolis, characterized by flattened adhesive digits and a prehensile outer toe.
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