University of York - Lucky day for some

December 3, 2009

A new species of chameleon has been discovered in Tanzania by a scientist from the University of York. Andrew Marshall, who works in the university's environment department, found the animal while surveying monkeys in the Magombera Forest when he disturbed a twig snake eating one. The specimen has been named Kinyongia magomberae - the Magombera chameleon - in research published in the African Journal of Herpetology.

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