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Rhampholeon spinosus

Feeding Movie

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Rhampholeon spinosus

This video shows a male Rosette-nosed Chameleon (Rhampholeon spinosus) feeding on a cricket. This chameleon was 4.7cm Snout-to-vent length and extends its tongue to a total distance of 10.4cm in this feeding sequence. The video was filmed at 3000 frames per second and is played back at a rate of 30 frames per second (slowed down 100x). In this feeding sequence, the tongue achieves a peak velocity of 5.2 m/s.

Rhampholeon (Rhampholeon) spinosus

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