Meet the nano-chameleon, a new contender for the title of world's smallest reptile

Meet the nano-chameleon, a new contender for the title of world's smallest reptile

Meet the nano-chameleon, a new contender for the title of world's smallest reptile

An international team, led by the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology (ZSM-SNSB), has discovered a minuscule new species of chameleon. The sole known, apparently adult male of the new species has a body size of just 13.5 mm, making it the smallest known male of the roughly 11,500 known non-avian reptiles. A comparison with 51 other chameleon species showed that the new species has exceptionally large genitals. The study was published in the open access journal Scientific Reports.
Meet the nano-chameleon, a new contender for the title of world's smallest reptile