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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