Every day I have the privilege of working with people who know so much more than I ever will about our shared field. It is inspiring, sometimes frustrating, always humbling. Speaking of humble, do not EVER tell the guys I said they were brilliant and awesome because they would never let me forget it. Kthnx.
Today, I introduce you to another giant. In my new job, am working with species that are new to me, including this one. I bet she’s new to most of you, as well. Meet our female Plated Leaf Chameleon, Brookesia stumpffi. Click to enlarge.
This species is endemic to northwestern Madagascar and is typically found on the forest floor. Here’s another photo. This one’s my favorite. Click to enlarge.
She’s a big girl, right? And if we’re lucky, she’s carrying eggs. They lay 2-3 at a time, which are quite large given her diminutive size.
I love my job. Always something new.
What’s new in your world?