I just returned from some fieldwork in Tanzania along with Luke Mahler, a grad student in the Losos Lab at Harvard. We were collecting chameleons and other herps for his work on ecological and morphological evolution and my work on lizard malaria parasites. It was a pretty successful trip (just surviving the immigration office in Dar es Salaam was a huge accomplishment!) with some really cool species found - including this Rhampholeon species from near the Udzungwe Mountains. This tiny creature (about 4 cm long) has to have inspired a Muppet or two.
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