Scientists have discovered a new species of chameleon in Tanzania.

WCS announced today that a team of scientists discovered a new species of chameleon in Tanzania. The new species, Kinyongia msuyae, is named for Charles A. Msuya, a pioneer of Tanzanian herpetology.Credit: Tim Davenport/WCS

The brown and green chameleon with scattered blue spots was found in four montane forest patches in the Udzungwa Mountains and Southern Highlands. The species, Kinyongia msuyae, is named for Charles A. Msuya, a pioneer of Tanzanian herpetology who collected the first known specimen attributable to this species and has spent most of his life studying Tanzania’s reptiles and amphibians.

Source: Welcome to the world: New chameleon emerges from wilds of Tanzania

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