El camaleón más pequeño actualmente, es el Brookesia micra,fue descubierto en la isla Nosy (Madagascar) de donde esta especie es endémica. Llegan a medir entre 1.5 y 2.5 cm en su etapa adulta. :-o
The world’s tiniest chameleon, Brookesia micra, was discovered on a tiny island off Madagascar, scientists reported in February 2012. Adult males of the B. micra species grow to only just over a half-inch (16 millimeters) from nose to bottom, making them one of the smallest vertebrates ever found on Earth.
Brookesia micra is the smallest discovered species of chameleon. An adult grows in length to about only 2.9 centimeters. It is possible that the reptile’s small size is a product of insular dwarfism, a process and phenomenon by which some island species become progressively smaller.
Brookesia micra is a species of chameleon from the islet of Nosy Hara in Antsiranana, Madagascar. As of 14 February 2012, it is the smallest known chameleon and among the smallest reptiles, small enough to stand on the head of a match. In length, adult Brookesia micra can grow up to 29 millimetres (1.1 in)
“…One of the world’s tiniest lizards has been discovered by keen-eyed researchers in Madagascar. The miniature chameleon, Brookesia micra, reaches a maximum length of just 29mm. German scientists also found a further three new species in the north of the island. The lizards were limited to very small ranges and scientists are concerned they could be at risk from habitat disturbance…”