The dwarf gecko, a lizard so small it can curl up on a dime. Biologists found the lizard, scientific name “Sphaerodactylus ariasae,” in 2001 on Beata Island, which is part of the Dominican Republic’s Jaragua National Park in the Caribbean. Not only is it the smallest lizard, it is also the smallest of the world’s 23,000 species of birds, reptiles and mammals.
The world’s smallest lizard is Sphaerodactylus ariasae, discovered on an island off the Dominican Republic. It is not only the smallest lizard, but the smallest of all known reptiles, mammals, and birds.
The world’s smallest lizard is the Jaragua Sphaero, or dwarf gecko, (Sphaerodactylus ariasae) found on Beata Island, a Caribbean island off the coast of the Dominican Republic, and Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic. It measures 16-18 mm and can fit on a US quarter.
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