Cute New Chameleon Discovered While Being Eaten by Snake

Latest find in natural world was result of reptile coughing up lizard as conservationist studied monkeys in the jungleIt was so nearly known as dinner. Instead, a small and not terribly impressive chameleon has become the newest discovery of the natural world, after a startled Tanzanian snake spat a still-undigested specimen at the feet of a British scientist, who identified it as a previously unknown species.Dr Andrew Marshall, a conservationist from York University, was surveying monkeys in the Magombera forest in Tanzania, when he stumbled across a twig snake which, frightened, coughed up the chameleon and fled. Though a colleague persuaded him not to touch it because of the risk from venom, Marshall suspected it might be a new species, and took a photograph to send to colleagues, who confirmed his suspicions.Kinyongia magomberae, literally "the chameleon from Magombera", is the result, though Marshall told the Guardian today the fact it wasn't easy to identify is precisely what made it unique."The thing i

Cute New Chameleon Discovered While Being Eaten by Snake

A new species of chameleon, measuring just 6 inches from snout to tail, has been discovered in east Tanzania’s mountains. Differentiated from other species by the pattern of scales on ...

Mon 23 Nov 09 from Wired Science

New chameleon species discovered in East Africa (w/ Podcast)

A new species of chameleon has been discovered in Tanzania by a team of scientists.

Mon 23 Nov 09 from Phys.org

New chameleon species discovered in East Africa, Mon 23 Nov 09 from Biology News

Snake spits out new species of chameleon at scientist's feet

Latest find in natural world was result of reptile coughing up lizard as conservationist studied monkeys in the jungleIt was so nearly known as dinner. Instead, a small and not terribly impressive ...

Tue 24 Nov 09 from Guardian.co.uk

You've interrupted my lunch! New chameleon species found after snake spits it out in front of startled scientist

Dr Andrew Marshall was in a threatened forest in Tanzania surveying monkeys when he disturbed the twig snake and out popped the tiny lizard.

Tue 24 Nov 09 from Daily Mail

A new species of chameleon discovered

Dr Andrew Marshall, from the Environment Department at the University of York is the first who spotted a member of the species (and reported it) while surveying monkeys. The meeting however ...

Mon 23 Nov 09 from ZME Science

Teensy Chameleon Is New Species

New chameleon species identified in threatened Tanzania forest.

Mon 23 Nov 09 from Livescience

New chameleon species discovered

YORK, England, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- British and African scientists say they have discovered a new species of chameleon in Tanzania in Eastern Africa.

Wed 25 Nov 09 from UPI

Photo of new chameleon species discovered in Tanzania

Researchers have discovered a new species of chameleon in southern Tanzania.

Tue 24 Nov 09 from Mongabay.com

Photo of new chameleon species discovered in Tanzania, Mon 23 Nov 09 from Mongabay.com

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