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Discovered: The mini-meleon that is one of the smallest reptiles on the planet
Daily Mail UK ^ | 02-15-2012 | By Wil Longbottom

Posted on 02/15/2012 9:11:38 AM PST by Red Badger

His species is renowned for its ability to blend in, but this tiny critter is even better than most as the world's smallest chameleon.

Balanced on the tip of a scientist's fingernail in Madagascar, the-three centimetre reptile is no bigger than the flies that form his average-sized cousin's lunch.

Scientists discovered four new species - called Brookesia micra - on a small islet just off the main island.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: animals; lizards; madagascar; reptiles

1 posted on 02/15/2012 9:11:49 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Looks a lot like James Carville.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 9:21:11 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

I want one..


3 posted on 02/15/2012 9:22:06 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

I want to see it change color.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 9:25:25 AM PST by heartwood
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To: Red Badger

Either the scientist has really fat fingers or the author meant 3 millimetres. 3 centimeters is equal to 1 and almost 3/16ths inches. 3 millimeters is approx. 1/8 of an inch.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 9:26:25 AM PST by sniper63 (If Obama pats himself on the back anymore, his shoulder will dislocate.....)
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To: goseminoles

What would you call your new pet?

Minimeleon Goseminoles? That’s a mouthful right there;) LOL


6 posted on 02/15/2012 9:29:34 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: sniper63
3 centimeters is equal to 1 and almost 3/16ths inches

Looks about right when you add the tail length. 3 Millimeters would be a speck of a thing.

7 posted on 02/15/2012 9:30:32 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: sodpoodle

It looks like a Marty Minimeleon.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 9:31:50 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: Jonty30
Looks a lot like James Carville.

Naaaahh . . . he's got more hair than Carville . . . but they are both reptiles . . . .

9 posted on 02/15/2012 9:32:19 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: sniper63

Damned powers of ten!


10 posted on 02/15/2012 9:33:47 AM PST by EEGator
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To: goseminoles

We have these anoles in the low-country. I love the little tykes and hate finding them all dried up behind the sofa.

http://www.google.com/search?q=anole&hl=en&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4HPIC_enUS348US349&site=webhp&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=-Ok7T6qFIpDqtgffybTpCg&sqi=2&ved=0CEUQsAQ&biw=1014&bih=468


11 posted on 02/15/2012 9:39:10 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: Red Badger

ha. he’s kinda cute


12 posted on 02/15/2012 9:48:27 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Red Badger

That’s about the amount of conservatism residing in Willard McBush Rmoney’s brain.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 10:03:35 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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PLEASE DONATE TODAY


14 posted on 02/15/2012 10:09:37 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: sniper63

He’s probably including the tail which may be long..........


15 posted on 02/15/2012 10:10:27 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Jonty30
but; this little guy, is much much prettier. :-)

16 posted on 02/15/2012 10:14:29 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (remaining) Liberals :^)
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To: Red Badger

Tastes like?


17 posted on 02/15/2012 10:15:09 AM PST by tumblindice (Whitey-American: Taxed Enough Already)
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


18 posted on 02/15/2012 10:16:11 AM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: RatRipper
hey!....stop insulting reptiles. :-P

19 posted on 02/15/2012 10:17:11 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (remaining) Liberals :^)
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To: Red Badger

Well, that critter is as cute as a bug’s ear. I need one....or seven!


20 posted on 02/15/2012 10:32:33 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: RatRipper

There are nice little reptiles and then there is Carville.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 10:57:24 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: tumblindice

Chicken...McNugget.............


22 posted on 02/15/2012 11:12:09 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: JimSEA

Agreed!!


23 posted on 02/15/2012 11:13:39 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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