World's tiniest chameleon is the size of match's head

Meet Brookesia micra, the newly discovered world's smallest chameleon. This wee creature was discovered on an island off of Northern Madagascar, where a biological expedition found these tiny beasts snoozing in vegetation a mere four inches off the ground. Juvenile specimens of Brookesia micra are the size of a match… » 2/14/12 5:40pm 2/14/12 5:40pm

Chameleons Use Color to Communicate, Not Hide

Though most people believe chameleons use their color-changing abilities for camouflage, a new study released today proves this is incorrect. In fact, chameleons evolved the ability to transform skin color quickly to send messages to other chameleons. In a careful analysis of how and when chameleons change color, a… » 1/28/08 7:30am 1/28/08 7:30am