Scientists Discover World's Smallest Known Reptile Which They Named The 'Nano-Chameleon'

Madagascar island is known for its unusual wildlife, including a newcomer to the scene: the Brookesia nana. This unusual reptile, also known as the nano-chameleon, can fit on the tip of a human finger and they are the smallest known reptile in existence. As of this time, they have only found two nano-chameleons, but interestingly, one is a male and one is a female. They are able to analyze the difference between the sexes and there are some differences to be found.

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For example, the female's body is small among chameleons at only 19 mm, or 29 mm, if you decide to include the tail. The male body, on the other hand, is 13.5 mm, or 22 mm with the tail. That makes the male nano-chameleon the smallest reptile in existence.