Zoologist - Herpetologist


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Herpetologist with deep love and great passion for chameleons, spent over 30 years travelling to Europe, Africa, Madagascar, Arabian penninsula, India and USA to study them in the wild and in captivity.

Author of dozens of scientific articles and several herpetological books, one of which is considered a basal work of chameleonology: "Chameleons, the nature's hidden jewels", published in 5 languages. Another book is the only book on the leaf chameleons ever published: "Stump-tailed Chameleons: Miniature Dragons of the Rainforest, the Genera Brookesia and Rhampholeon".

Author of descriptions of new chameleon taxa such as Trioceros tremperi, T. fitchi, T. narraioca, T. ntunte, Kinyongia asheorum, K. boehmei, K. vanheygeni and a snake parasite (Isospora atheridis).

For my contributions to chameleonology, a chameleon species (Chamaeleo necasi) and a chameleon coccidian parasite (Isospora necasi) were described and named in my honor.

I was one of the people that introduced Chamaeleo calyptratus to herpetoculture, almost the entire US population of them originated from my breeds.

I am active in international field as expert and advisor helping chameleon communities to grow, spread correct information, promote best practice in chameleon husbandry and protect the rights of chameleons.

President of the world´s Largest organization of people interested in chameleons, GCA: Global Chameleon Association

Member of Responsible Herpetoculture

Author of Naturalistic Chameleonoculture

Publisher of Archaius.eu

Publisher of Chameleons.info

Owner of own YouTube channel