Scientists say they have discovered an elusive species of chameleon, which was last discovered in Madagascar 100 years ago
Talk about disguise!
Scientists say they have discovered an elusive species of chameleon, which was last discovered in Madagascar 1
In a report published in the journal Salamandra, a research team led by scientists from the Bavarian Museum of Natural History ZSM said that genetic analysis determined that the species was closely related to Labard’s chameleon.
Researchers believe that both reptiles live only in the rainy season-hatch from eggs, grow rapidly, quarrel with opponents, mate and then die within just a few months.
Frank Glaw, the curator of ZSM reptiles and amphibians, said: “These animals are basically the may family of vertebrates.”
Researchers say that the females of this species have never been recorded before, and during pregnancy, they show particularly bright patterns when they encounter males and stress.
Scientists say that the habitat of the Voeltzkow chameleon is threatened by deforestation.
Chameleon video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exen2NIb—bw