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World's smallest frog discovered


Posted on Friday, 13 January, 2012 | Comment icon 9 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A new species of tiny frog has been found by US researchers in the forests of Papua New Guinea.

The frog measures only 7mm in length and may be not only the smallest frog but the world's smallest vertebrate as well. Paedophryne amauensis spends most of it's time hidden among the leaves of the forest floor, in order to find it researchers had to scoop up clumps of leaves and place them in a clear plastic bag which enabled them to see the frogs hopping around inside.

"A frog species that appears to be the world's smallest has been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by glorybebe on 13 January, 2012, 1:39
It is so friggin' cute
Comment icon #2 Posted by star energy on 13 January, 2012, 12:41
I know. I took out a dime and compared it to the picture. It's sooo tiny. It's just too friggin' cute!
Comment icon #3 Posted by 27vet on 13 January, 2012, 13:29
How many will you need to make a substantial plate of frog's legs?
Comment icon #4 Posted by ColoradoParanormal on 13 January, 2012, 19:50
How many will you need to make a substantial plate of frog's legs? That's funny right there! On a side note, these little guys are awesome. I always wanted to raise and breed Dendrobates. (Poison Arrow Frogs) Now this little guy seems like he'd be even cooler!
Comment icon #5 Posted by 27vet on 14 January, 2012, 7:14
That's funny right there! On a side note, these little guys are awesome. I always wanted to raise and breed Dendrobates. (Poison Arrow Frogs) Now this little guy seems like he'd be even cooler! Seriously though I do like frogs. There are cute green ones where I live about an inch in length.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Xanthurion2 on 14 January, 2012, 7:37
that is one tiny frog
Comment icon #7 Posted by Device on 14 January, 2012, 8:16
Wow. Imagine the size of the little tadpoles. Aaw.
Comment icon #8 Posted by King Fluffs on 14 January, 2012, 10:03
It will be extinct in a few years.
Comment icon #9 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 14 January, 2012, 15:30
I wonder if their diet is strictly vegetarian. Imagine this tiny frog try to catch a fly with its tongue.


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