Pictures: Miniature Chameleons Discovered—Fit on Match Tip

Feb 16, 2012 by

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Four new chameleon species found in Madagascar—some tiny enough to fit on a match tip—are among the smallest known reptiles.

 

Match-tip tiny, Brookesia micra (juvenile pictured) is the smallest of four new chameleon species found on the African island country of Madagascar. With an average adult length of just over an inch (2.9 centimeters) from snout to tail, B. micra is among the tiniest reptiles in the world.

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