Posted on Friday, 13 January, 2012 | 10 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."