- Holotype: ZSM 2150/2007 (FGZC 1196), adult male.
- Type locality: On trail to the “Petit Tsingy and Grotte des Chauves-Souries”, 12°57′25″S, 49°07′06″E, 90 m a.s.l., Ankarana National Park, Antsiranana Province, northern Madagascar, on 1 March 2007 by P. Bora, H. Enting, F. Glaw, A. Knoll, and J. Köhler.
- Etymology: The species epithet is an adjective derived from the Latin “confidens” meaning “confident”, “trusting”. The known range of the species is supposedly a well protected nature reserve with apparently limited habitat destruction.
- Glaw, F.; Köhler, J.; Townsend, T.M.; Vences, M. 2012: Rivaling the world's smallest reptiles: discovery of miniaturized and microendemic new species of leaf chameleons (Brookesia) from northern Madagascar. PLoS ONE, 7(2): e31314. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031314 ZooBank