Newly Discovered Miniature Leaf Chameleon
Rivaling the world’s smallest reptiles, scientists have recently discovered a new species of miniature chameleon in Northern Madagascar. In fact, the new species is so small, it can fit on the head of a match. The dwarf chameleon (Brookesia micra), represents a striking case of miniaturization. Reaching only 30 mm in length when fully grown, it ranks among the smallest amniote vertebrates in the world (amniotes include reptiles, birds, and mammals).