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World's smallest vertebrate: Tiny frogs discovered in New Guinea

Discussion in 'The Library' started by Rich, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Biologists just discovered two new species of frogs in New Guinea, one of which is now the world's tiniest known vertebrate, averaging only 7.7 millimeters in size -- less than one-third of an inch. It ousts Paedocypris progenetica, an Indonesian fish averaging more than 8 millimeters, from the record.

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  2. ToriH

    ToriH Elite Member

    That's so tiny! I wonder how they were able to locate the first specimen!
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    And imagine how tiny the babies are!
    I'd hate to try to keep track of those guys in a planted viv!
     
  4. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Wow, they are so small! And here I though spring peepers were small;)
     

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