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Mad frog bonanza: up to 36 new frogs discovered in tiny Madagascar forest via @mongabay

Mad frog bonanza: up to 36 new frogs discovered in tiny Madagascar forest via @mongabay

Photo: World's smallest chameleon discovered in Madagascar (02/15/2012) Scientists have discovered four new species of super-tiny chameleons in Madagascar, according to a new paper in PLoS ONE. The smallest of the new species, Brookesia micra, is found only on the small island of Nosy Hara and has been dubbed the smallest chameleon in the world, measuring from nose to tail 29 millimeters (1.14 inches) at its largest. Scientists believe it represents a notable example of island dwarfism. Baby boom: 18 of the world's rarest duck born (04/06/2012) The global population of one of the world's rarest birds just increased 43 percent. The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is reporting that 18 Madagascar pochards — the world's rarest duck — hatched and are now being reared at a facility in Madagascar. The breeding program is a joint effort between Durrell, the Wildfowl & Wetlands...

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