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Madagascar (Chameleons & Reptiles) (205 images)

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With over 300 reptile species, Madagascar ranks tenth in the world for reptile diversity. But more importantly, more than 90% of those species are endemic (meaning they are found nowhere else in the world). The most studied of Madagascar's reptiles are the Chameleons; the island is home to both the world's largest and the world's smallest Chameleon. Geckos are also well represented, as are snakes. Amazingly, when the land mass of Madagascar broke off from Africa, none of the poisonous...
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