Madagascan dwarf chameleon, believed to be the world’s tiniest reptile hold mate tight

Madagascan dwarf chameleon, believed to be the world's tiniest reptile hold mate tight

Antananarivo,July4:Finding a mate in the giant world is challenging. It’s somewhat hazardous when you risk being run over by a millipede.

The Madagascan dwarf chameleon (Euryceros prevostii) was long believed to be the world’s tiniest reptile until a smaller species, Brookesia micra, was described in 2012.

While they may not be the tiniest, they are so small they are only slightly bigger than an ant. When the male comes across a potential mate he holds on tight and won’t let go – a good tactic when your a little reptile in a giant forest.

Watch the moment Sir David Attenborough and BBC filmmakers saw two dwarf chameleons pair up for the series Madagascar.


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