Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Tarzan Chameleon Found in Tarzan Forest, Near Tarzanville

Tarzan Chameleon Found in Tarzan Forest, Near Tarzanville

Discovered on Madagascar, the new species is probably extremely rare.

The 'Tarzan' lizard.
The new species' flat snout is unique among chameleons, experts say.

Photograph courtesy Frank Glaw

Christine Dell'Amore

National Geographic News

Published September 2, 2010

There's a new, scalier lord of the jungle: Tarzan the chameleon.

Five-inch-long (13-centimeter-long) Calumma tarzan was found recently in a tiny patch of forest on the vast Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, a new study says.

The new species' name has multiple roots. For one thing, the chameleon's habitat—in what locals call the Tarzan Forest—is near the village formerly known as Tarzanville (recently renamed Ambodimeloka).

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