Scientists have discovered a new chameleon species in the most unusual way. Measuring only 6 inches in length, this new chameleon was first seen while being eaten by a tree snake. The snake dropped the chameleon before completely consuming it, and the scientists collected the specimen.
Known as the Kinyongia magomberae, this new species was discovered in east Tanzania’s mountains. The scale pattern on its head and “the flat shape of its nose appendage” differentiate this new chameleon from other species.