Eagle-eyed scientists visiting the small island of Madagascar, just off the coast of Africa, rose to challenge admirably after discovering what is believed to be the world's smallest chameleon. 
The minute lizard, found on one of the country's smaller peripheral islands, measures just 29mm and can stand comfortably on the tip of a matchstick. 

Island researcher Frank Glaw believes the discovery supports the theory that such extreme dwarfism is a result of the small habitats in which the chameleons live. 
'It is not accidental that the smallest species of a given taxonomic group often occur on islands,' said Dr Glaw.

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