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Research Article

Rivaling the World's Smallest Reptiles: Discovery of Miniaturized and Microendemic New Species of Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from Northern Madagascar

  • Frank Glaw,

    Affiliation: Zoologische Staatssammlung München, München, Germany

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  • Jörn Köhler,

    Affiliation: Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

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  • Ted M. Townsend,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Miguel Vences mail

    m.vences@tu-bs.de

    Affiliation: Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Published: February 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031314

About the Authors

Frank Glaw
Zoologische Staatssammlung München, München, Germany
Jörn Köhler
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Ted M. Townsend
Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America
Miguel Vences
Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: m.vences@tu-bs.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FG JK TMT MV. Performed the experiments: FG JK TMT MV. Analyzed the data: FG JK TMT MV. Wrote the paper: FG JK TMT MV.