Tarzan Chameleon Found in Tarzan Forest, Near Tarzanville
Discovered on Madagascar, the new species is probably extremely rare.
Photograph courtesy Frank Glaw
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).
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
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