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Post by Dragon Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:45 am

The Madagascar chameleon Brookesia nana measures half an inch long, and may be critically endangered.

The world's smallest male reptile can fit right on your fingertip — if its massive genitals don't get in its way.

Meet Brookesia nana, an extremely tiny species of chameleon from the rainforests of northern Madagascar. Researchers recently described one male and one female of the species in a study published Jan. 28 in the journal Scientific Reports, and they were stunned by the male's particularly wee dimensions.

Measuring just half an inch (13.5 millimeters) from snout to cloaca (that's the multipurpose hole reptiles use for both excretion and reproduction), the fully grown male is the smallest adult reptile ever described.

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This Madagascar chameleon is the world's smallest reptile.

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Post by Dragon Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:50 am



Brookesia, the world's smallest chameleons

While other species live in the threes, this tiny chameleons prefer the dead leaves of the jungle floor.

Their bodies are no longer than 35mm.


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Post by Cloud Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:10 pm

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