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New frog trumps miniscule fish for title of 'world's smallest vertebrate

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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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I didnt see this posted here so i thought id share it
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How small can you be and still have a spine? Scientists are continually surprised by the answer. Researchers have discovered a new species of frog in Papua New Guinea that is smaller than many insects and dwarfed by a dime. The frog trumps the previously known smallest vertebrate—a tiny fish—by nearly 1 millimeter. Read more: news.mongabay.com...


Goes to show we still dont know half of the species that live on this planet.
Anyway read more about this little guy at the link giving
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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:27 AM
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That dime looks pretty big compared to the frog!

You could step on one of these guys and not even know it!

But maybe their small size helps them sneak up on their prey? There must be a reason they are so small, I just don't know what it is.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:40 AM
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My girlfriend loves frogs I can't wait to show her this. ATS you are a sweetheart.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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Originally posted by Arbitrageur
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That dime looks pretty big compared to the frog!

You could step on one of these guys and not even know it!

But maybe their small size helps them sneak up on their prey? There must be a reason they are so small, I just don't know what it is.


Thats what i was thinking too, it sure does put it into prospective just how small that frog really is
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Maybe it helps him hide more easier or hunt better or something??.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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Yaa food for my snake.



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