In an astonishing discovery, scientists have come to found out the existence of what is being termed as the smallest reptile on the planet Earth. The male Brookesia nana or how it is being referred to as a nano-chameleon has a body of just 13.5 mm length. It is so small that it can be compared to the size of a seed.
The length of the nano-chameleon is just 22 mm or 0.86 inches from the top to the tail. According to the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, Munich, this small length means that it is the smallest of all known species of reptiles. It should be noted that there are about 11,500 known species of reptiles.
Two members of these tiny reptiles were discovered in the African country of Madagascar by German-Madagascan team. Other specimens of this species were not located yet despite great efforts on the part of the scientists. They said that the female of the species is bigger and can have a length of around 29 mm.
The scientists responsible for its discovery…