Meet Brookesia micra, the newly discovered world's smallest chameleon. This wee creature was discovered on an island off of Northern Madagascar, where a biological expedition discovered these tiny beasts snoozing in vegetation a mere four inches off the ground. Juvenile specimens of Brookesia micra are the size of a match head, whereas the adults can be eclipsed by a press-on nail.
Researchers have recently discovered four new chameleon species, which rank among the world's tiniest reptiles. Adults of the smallest species are just over an inch from snout to tail.
Reuters reports: The miniature lizard - "Brookesia micra" - reaches a maximum length of 29mm, and was discovered by a team of German and American researchers on the island of Nosy Hara, just off the northern coast of Madagascar.
Here is the world's smallest chameleon, the Brookesia micra, recently discovered on an island off Madagascar. These little guys are only an inch long, fully-grown. More »
An expedition to the African island of Madagascar has uncovered the world’s smallest chameleon. Adult members of the leaf chameleon species Brookesia micra grow to less than 30 millimeters, from nose to tip of the tail, and are foun...