Scientists were overjoyed as soon as they found the world's rarest 'dwarf' chameleon, long thought to be extinct, it was found in Africa

Scientists were overjoyed as soon as they found the world’s rarest ‘dwarf’ chameleon, long thought to be extinct, it was found in Africa

Rarest Chameleons: Scientists have found those chameleons in the rainforests of Africa, which were believed to be extinct for a long time. A survey was done regarding this in the dark of night. Many important information has also been found in the research. Some of which are worrying.

Dwarf Chameleons Discovered (Rarest Chameleons) Photo – Crystal Tolly

Scientist Found Rarest Chameleons: One of the world’s rarest chameleons has been discovered. Scientists discovered it in the 1990s, but at that time they feared that this species of chameleon might have become extinct due to deforestation. This has been revealed in a new study. In the latest research, information has been received that these chameleons named Rhampholeon Chapmanorum are still alive today. They are present in the rainforests of southern Malawi in the southeastern part of Africa.

It was discovered in the year 2016 by a team of South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and museums in Malawi. Krystal Tolly, a veterinarian from SANBI and the University of the Witwatersrand, is the lead author of this research. He told that after the discovery all the scientists were surprised and they were very happy. The chameleons that have been detected are called dwarf chameleons. These were in abundance in the forests (Africa Rainforest). They only grow up to 2.2 inches, which is probably why they are called bane chameleons.

Chameleons were released in another forest

Crystal Tolly says that he cannot tell how long chameleons will live. Or whether other chameleons will also be found in the forest. But the bane chameleon has been found to walk on forest land and hide among dry leaves. They were first detected in 1992. Their existence was also under threat due to the increasing threat in the rainforest, after which they were released in another forest (Rarest Chameleons in African Rainforest). The area of ​​forests is decreasing due to the cutting of trees, due to which the number of such creatures is also decreasing. Now the team of scientists has also identified the places where chameleons are likely to live.

Chameleons Detected in the Dark

To find out this, a flashlight was used in the dark of night. This is the time when chameleons are easy to see. In the investigation, 11 adults were found in the forest area of ​​Malawi Hill and 21 adults and 11 small chameleons near Mikundi. Scientists say that there are also some such forest areas, which their team is not able to survey. But chameleons may also be present there (Chameleons Species to be Extinct). But some disturbing things were also revealed in the DNA test. Chameleons are becoming unable to reproduce and share genes. At the same time, they are being isolated in their own forest area. In such a situation, there is an urgent need for such an action plan to save the remaining chameleons, through which the damage to the forest can be reduced.

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