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You Won’t Believe the Size of This Chameleon (If You Can Find It!)

Posted on the 26 March 2012 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

You Won’t Believe the Size of This Chameleon (If You Can Find It!)In case you haven’t seen it, this incredibly tiny chameleon is worth a look. The diminutive creature would fit on your thumb’s fingernail (see picture at left).

Found in Madagascar off the southeast coast of Africa, the Brookesia Chameleon is a full adult reptile about 1 inch long.  Some of the species in this genus are considered to be the smallest chameleons in the world!
According to Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas, who photographed the creature, they were

found in Amber Mountain National Park in the North of Madagascar. The chameleons spend their lives in amongst the leaf litter, where they hunt minuscule insects. When they are disturbed they play dead and resemble a dried leaf… as a result they are also known as “Leaf-mimicking Chameleons.”

Just another way nature continues to amaze.


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