Chameleon - didn't change color, stayed green, expanded when felt threatened
Brookesia sp., one of the world's smallest chameleons found on the soil of northern Madagascar's Parc National de la Montagne d'Ambre. Smallest species include Brookesia minima and B. micra, a recently described species (Glaw et al. 2012).
We spotted this chameleon on one of our hikes.
Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards. The approximately 160 species of chameleon come in a range of colors, including pink, blue, red, orange, turquoise, yellow, and green. They are distinguished by their zygodactylous feet; their separately mobile, stereoscopic eyes; their very long, highly modified, rapidly extrudable tongues; their swaying gait; and crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads. Some species can change color, and many have a prehensile tail....