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Sometimes super awesome things come in amazingly tiny packages….

Sometimes super awesome things come in amazingly tiny packages. Such is the case with this incredibly awesome and astonishingly small chameleon from Madagascar, Brookesia micra, the smallest known chameleon. Adults reach a size of no more than 29 mm (1.1 in) long.

“Ted Townsend, of San Diego State University did some genetic testing on the little guys and has come to the conclusion that they probably trace their roots back to a smaller variety of chameleon than what most of us are familiar with. ’Their size suggests that chameleons might have evolved in Madagascar from small and inconspicuous ancestors, quite unlike the larger and more colourful chameleons most familiar to us today,’ he told the Daily Mail.”

[via Geekosystem]

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