While this skin-shredding technique has been done by geckos, the G. megalepi loses its scales rapidly and has the largest scales among any known gecko.
A new snake species known for its cat's eyes has been found in an iconic park in Ankarana, Madagascar and is called the "Snake Ghost".
The mystery of Madagascar's past is in the DNA of adorable mouse lemurs.
A new study involving over 2,500 seeds suggests that people from Austonesians origins have migrated to Madagascar and nearby Comoro Islands and inhabited the land between 1,000 and 1,200 years ago.
Three new species of mouse lemurs have been recently described by scientists. These newly discovered species live in South and East of Madagascar.
There is no doubt humans have left a lasting impact on the environment since the start of the Industrial Revolution. But a new study suggests people were leaving their mark much earlier: Settlers in Madagascar set forests ablaze 1,000 years ago to make room for cattle pastures.
Researchers have become increasingly concerned about invasive and poisonous Asian toads in Madagascar. A new report warns that the country must act quickly to eradicate the species before it establishes itself further.
Micro-CT scans helped scientists identify the first female of a Madagascan chameleon species known as Calumma vatosoa. Before now, the species was only known by a single male found in 2001.
A new praying mantis with a distinctive horned neck and coloration was recently found among unidentified museum collection materials. Researchers say this goes to show how much biodiversity remains locked away in research cabinets.
Researchers recently dsicovered two new frog species hidden along Madagascar's high Tsaratanana Massif Mountains. Their survival is threatened due to limited habitat and deforestation.
An innovative use of tool-making was recently observed in a captive population of greater vasa parrots. It turns out these resourceful birds make tools to grind seashells into nutritious calcium powder.
Scientists have long beleived that three species of Madagascan lemurs were the only primates that hibernate. But new findings suggest that pygmy slow lorises, a relatively small primate that belongs to the so-called wet nosed classification from Southeast Asia, take long wintertime naps, too.
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have made the first-ever field observations of Omura's whales, which occured off the coast of Madagascar. This study sheds light on the rare species' behavior and habitat preferences.
Madagascar is known for its incredible biodiversity, but even so scientists were surprised to find that one species in particular that's unique to the region, called the panther chameleon, is actually 11 different species in one.
Spelunking and traditional cave diving are both a lot of fun. There is danger in scuba-diving flooded caves, but experienced explorers will tell you that the unique sights that can be found just beneath waves and stone are worth the risk. Such was the case for Ryan Dart, an Australian diver who made the paleontological discovery of a lifetime after stumbling upon a "treasure trove" of ancient and massive lemur bones.