posted on May, 26 2015 @ 11:16 AM
Panther Chameleon is Eleven Separate Species, Scientists Say
The scientists collected blood samples from 324 individuals of the panther chameleon in locations spanning the whole species distribution, and
documented them through high-resolution color photographs.
First, blood samples were taken and cataloged by a color photograph.
“The mathematical analyses of the 324 photographs demonstrated that subtle color patterns could efficiently predict assignment of chameleon
individuals to their corresponding genetic lineage, confirming that many of the geographical populations might need to be considered separated
Scientists originally thought the Panther Chameleon and it's slight color variations were one species until they discovered that each color variation
had their own genetic lineage.
I know there's a correlation here somewhere...
Figuratively speaking, ATS was once considered a single species. A collection of liked minded individuals who would gather together for their quest
Upon further inspection, we are not one species, we do not work as a collective and as the website grows, we are only getting more diverse.
Each member(chameleon) here, has their own color. This color is important to them as it distinguishes the individual. On ATS we can't see colors and
have no need to distinguish other members by there appearance. The chameleon was considered a single species until researchers took a closer look.
I recommend everyone on here stop looking so closely at each other and focus more on what causes us to thrive as a single species. At the moment, I'm
reminded of this chameleon. We are one and so many different things at the same time.