The Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard, but do you know what the smallest lizard species is?
A team of Madagascan and German herpetologists may have just described the smallest known lizard species, a chameleon named Brookesia nana. Brookesia nana is endemic (found only in) a small patch of forest in northern Madagascar. It is only about the size of an aspirin tablet!
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Glaw, F., Köhler, J., Hawlitschek, O., Ratsoavina, F. M., Rakotoarison, A., Scherz, M. D., & Vences, M. (2021). Extreme miniaturization of a new amniote vertebrate and insights into the evolution of genital size in chameleons. Scientific Reports, 11(1),2522. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-80955-1