Ever thought a lizard, that too a chameleon, would be small enough to balance on the end of a matchstick? The Brookesia micra, a newly discovered species of chameleons found in Madagascar, can do just that.
An adult grows to just 2.9cm (a little larger than an inch) from snout to tail, making it one of the smallest reptiles on earth. A far cry from its ancestor behemoths that roamed the earth millions of years ago.
The chameleon’s small size may be attributed to island dwarfism, which causes most plant and animal species to reduce in size over hundreds or thousands of years.
More details on National Geographic.