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Chameleon holds record for shortest life

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11:24am, July 1, 2008

Fiery and fleeting, the shooting star of the vertebrate world has been unveiled. With an out-of-egg lifespan of just four to five months, the chameleon Furcifer labordi leads a briefer life than any other reptile, amphibian, mammal or bird.

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