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Old 02-04-2009, 05:23 PM
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Interesting new frog found.

Smallest Andean frog discovered in cloud forests of Peru



At 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) in the Andes herpetologists were surprised to discover a frog so small it could sit on a dime with room to spare. Further study showed that this new species, named Noble's Pygmy Frog, is the smallest frog in the Andean mountain range. The tiny frog took biologists by surprise since as a general rule species in higher altitudes tend to be larger than similar species in lower regions. Measuring at less than half an inch, the Noble's Pygmy Frog is not only the smallest frog in the Andes, but one of the smallest vertebrates in the world above 3,000 meters.



Unlike most of her relatives the female Noble's Pygmy Frog lays eggs that hatch not tadpoles, but actual infant frogs. Instead of laying hundreds of eggs, she lays only two in a moist place, like under moss or the leaf litter. The mother protects the eggs from drying out and hungry insects.

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Awww! That little thing is cute! I swear i've seen one like it though...
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Looks like a baby Kaloula pulchra.
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I WANT ONE!!! They are soooo small....!!!

Have you seen these new creatures they found in Papa new Guinea...?

NEW SPECIES PHOTOS: Jumping Spiders, Odd Gecko, More

The frogs and the gecko are my favourites!
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Looks like a baby Kaloula pulchra.
I'm getting 2 of them!!! Ordering them today and they will arrive on saturday morning!
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that looks awesome =]

and id volunteer to go travelling to find more like it that must be such a cool thing to find un catologued animals an herps...

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Yeah that's a nice gecko.
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