World's Smallest Chameleon

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Zoologists Discover World’s Smallest Nano-Chameleon; Just 13.5mm Long

Researchers have discovered a new species of chameleon in Africa, touted as the world's smallest reptile. Scientists said the 13.5mm long male chameleon was the smallest male from the 11,500 known non-avian reptiles. Naming the species as 'Brookesia nana', researchers found the female a bit longer. Finding only two such reptiles, the researchers led by Bavarian State Collection of Zoology concluded that the smallest nano-chameleons had largest genitals.

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - 05:54 PM / by Richa Nigam

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