A juvenile of Brookesia micra, the smallest of the new chameleon species

Smallest lizard EVER! Well, in a tight race with a few others. Brookesia micra was recently found in Madagascar. The picture is linked to an evolution learning site at UC Berkeley, but you can read the primary journal article (just like a research biologist) in the journal PLoS ONE. PLoS is the Public Library of Science. PLoSONE is one of the many scientific journals it publishes.

Where did all of Madagascar’s species come from?

Clockwise from the top: A chameleon, an aye aye, a fossa and a baobab. All are native to Madagascar.

If you follow evolution surprises in the news, you may start wonder why so many come from Madagascar. You’re not the only one. Check out the link to see why this may be.


About Dr.B.

I teach upper and lower level biology course at CCBC and UMBC.

Posted on March 5, 2012, in Evolution, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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