All the colours of the rainbow

Madagascar is a chameleon paradise. More than 40% of the 206 known species are found exclusively on the island. A team of researchers based in Munich, Germany and Madagascar have now discovered three new species, among them a beautifully coloured rainbow chameleon, and a species with a large hole in the top of its skull. The three newly described species are all restricted to very small ranges, and are probably highly threatened. The research was published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)