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[Merged]The mini-meleon: world's smallest chameleon


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:02 PM

www.dailymail.co.uk said:

His species is renowned for its ability to blend in, but this tiny critter is even better than most as the world's smallest chameleon.

Balanced on the tip of a scientist's fingernail in Madagascar, the-three centimetre reptile is no bigger than the flies that form his average-sized cousin's lunch.

Scientists discovered four new species - called Brookesia micra - on a small islet just off the main island.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

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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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I think I'll call this one 'little Adolf' :yes:

Edited by Still Waters, 02 May 2013 - 03:50 PM.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:54 PM

oopsie ... apologies ...... I searched 'chameleon' which didn't turn up ///

not the same without the pictures ... :(

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