[8-14-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: For World Lizard Day, we’re taking a look at a juvenile panther chameleon in Madagascar. Its bulging eyes allow it to do what?
The given options are:
- Sleep with one eye open
- See in the dark
- See panoramically
Correct Answer: See panoramically
Info: Chameleons or chamaeleons are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of Old World lizards with ~200 species. The members of this family are mostly known for their distinct range of colors as they can shift in different hues and brightness. Chameleons are distinguished by their zygodactylous feet, prehensile tails, laterally compressed bodies, head casques, projectile tongues, swaying gait, and crests or horns on their brow and snout. Chameleons’ eyes are mounted on small turrets that move independently. One eye can look forward while the other looks behind, allowing the lizards to scan for prey and predators constantly. Their total field of vision is 342 degrees, with a blind spot of just 18 degrees directly behind their heads. Chameleons’ incredible eyes also have the highest level of magnification of any vertebrate. Chameleons are adapted for climbing and visual hunting. Their prehensile tail offers stability when moving or resting on a branch in the canopy. They live in warm habitats ranging from rainforest to desert, with various species occurring in Africa, Madagascar, southern Europe, and across south Asia. They have been introduced to Hawaii, California, and Florida. (Ref)
All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.