Two lizards have been nameed The World’s Smallest lizard. One is on the island of the Dominican Republic the other in the Virgin islands. The one from the Dominican, scientifically named “Sphaerodactylus ariasae”, is just 16 millimeters long.
The world’s smallest lizard, and smallest of all reptiles, birds, and mammals, was found on a Caribbean island of the coast of the Dominican Republic. The lizard Sphaerodactylus ariasae is on average 16 millimeters, that is 3/4 inch long. It can curl up on a dime.
The Jaragua lizard otherwise known as “Sphaerodactylus ariasae” is considered the smallest species of reptile bird and mammal according to a paper published by the Caribbean Journal of Science. This title is also shared by another lizard species discovered in the British Virgin Islands in 1965 called “Sphaerodactylus parthenopion”. Jaragua Lizards are very small, so small that it can curl up on a dime or stretch out on a quarter.
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