The world’s smallest chameleon, smaller than human nails!
Munich: Scientists from Madagascar and Germany have discovered a forest chameleon in the northern part of the island of Madagascar that is only 0.7 inches (19.3 mm) long. Called Brookesia nana, this chameleon is so small that it can easily fit on human nails. That is why it has been named the world’s smallest chameleon and the shortest reptile.
According to research published in the latest issue of Nature Publishing Group’s research journal “Scientific Reports”, only one female and one male have been found in the forests of Madagascar, but other such chameleons may be hiding in these forests.
Both males and females of the broccoli nana, also known as the “nano chameleon,” are adults, with females being relatively taller than males.
In the Nano Chameleon, the body length of the male is 13.5 mm, while the length including the tail is 21.6 mm. The female nano chameleon has a body length of 19.2 mm and a length of 28.9 mm including the tail.
Simply put, this chameleon is slightly larger than a normal ant.
The authors of the report fear that this newly discovered species of chameleon may already be in danger of extinction because of the relentless deforestation in this part of Madagascar, which is causing the natural ecosystem. Highly affected.