The World's Smallest Reptile

MADAGASCAR--A new species of chameleon, Brookesia micra, has been found in Madagascar and reportedly measures less than 1.3 inches (33 millimeters) - setting the new world record for the Smallest Reptile. 

Lead researcher Frank Glaw said the team already had experience finding tiny lizards in Madagascar, "but it was also good luck."  The chameleons were found on a small islet just off of the Madagascar mainland called Nosy Hara.

According to Glaw, lead author of the new paper and a researcher at the Zoological State Collection of Munich, the dwarf gecko's snout-vent length is at most 18 mm, with a total length of 33 mm (1.3 inches).