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World's Smallest Frog Found--Fly-Size Beast Is Tiniest Vertebrate

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Paedophryne amauensis is now the smallest known animal with a backbone..

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Britt V (246)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 1:59 pm
Interesting article with such a cute tiny little frog.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 2:15 pm
awesome!!! thanks Brit!!! I will share

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 2:25 pm
Frogs are great ~ We had one come in to our home from a case of organic produce : )

Patrizia S (315)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 3:49 pm
noted ty.

Freya H (357)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 4:33 pm
That is one itsy bitsy teeny weeny frog! And can we be sure that vertebrates can't be smaller still?

Barb K (1688)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 5:01 pm
Oh my goodness gracious! Think how teeny his heart must be! I think I'll name him Big Ben to give his self-esteem a boost! Thnx Brit for the AWESOME post! Steve-O would've loved it!!

Anne Settanni (152)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 6:04 pm
thanks for the cute article, love those little frogs :)

Pat B (356)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 7:02 pm
Thank you, Brit for this. I love frogs!! He's adorable.

Lydia S (155)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 8:23 pm
He is very cute !

Constance F (418)
Tuesday January 24, 2012, 10:12 pm
Yes this is cool news. Thank you! Nature is wonderful - everything connected, purposeful : " It's obvious "they're adapting to fill a niche that nothing else is filling," he said.
Indeed, the frogs likely evolved their tiny sizes to eat tiny invertebrates, such as mites, that are ignored by bigger predators, said study co-author Christopher

Paula W (23)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 12:09 am
thanks for sharing this tiny miracle of nature.

Gretchen B (22)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 12:28 am
How tiny they are is just mind boggling. I love frogs. My mom always called me Froggy growing up. Frogs are a barometer of the environment. I wonder what such small size means. Is it because their environment keeps getting smaller or is it to fill a niche like the article says? I could see it either way.

Lynn D (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 12:46 am
What a sweet little thing, thanks for posting ---- I haven't seen a frog in over 25 years here in MI where I live! They used to be so very abundant!

Vanda H (459)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 1:14 am
That is so cute!! Noted...Thanks Brit

Quanta Kiran (67)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 2:40 am

Kenneth L (314)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 2:50 am

Peter Mengos (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 4:41 am
thanks for sharing

Carmen S (611)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 6:57 am
noted, thanks Brit for sharing this

Teresa Cowley (274)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 8:22 am
It's both interesting and adorable.

Lisa Neste (207)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 10:35 am
Thanks for sharing Brit.

Benjamin Dul (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 11:51 am
Wow thats a small frog! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren F (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 11:57 am

Andrea A (11)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 1:02 pm
Noted, thanks.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 5:32 pm
That is one awesome little fella, thanks for the intro.... beaut!

Elsie Au (259)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 7:12 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 27, 2012, 8:16 am
Fascinating article, "I was thinking that where would he find small flies to eat?"

Peter Mengos (0)
Friday January 27, 2012, 2:22 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 29, 2012, 5:58 am
Noted. Thanks.

Britt V (246)
Monday January 30, 2012, 3:39 pm
Thank you to all of you for reading and noting on this article.
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