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Discovered on a small islet just off Madagascar, this tiny reptile is one of a new species called Brookesia micra. It’s thought to be one of the smallest reptiles on the planet — and is definitely the smallest chameleon.

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Adult males of the B. micra species grow to only just over a half-inch (16 millimeters) from nose to bottom, making them one of the smallest vertebrates ever found on Earth.

From nose to tail, adults of both sexes grow to only 1 inch (30 mm) in length.

[More at Scientific American]