Paedophryne amauensis

Paedophryne amauensis
Paratype of Paedophryne amauensis (LSUMZ 95004).png
Paratype o Paedophryne amauensis (LSUMZ 95004) on a U.S. dime (diameter 18 mm)[1]
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Cless: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Faimily: Microhylidae
Subfaimily: Asterophryinae
Genus: Paedophryne
Species: P. amauensis
Binomial name
Paedophryne amauensis
Rittmeyer et al. 2012[2]

Paedophryne amauensis is a species o frog frae Papua New Guinea discovered in August 2009 an formally described in Januar 2012.[1][2] At 7.7 mm (0.30 in) in length, it is the warld's smawest kent vertebrate.[2][3]

The newly describit frog species wis leetit in the Top 10 New Species 2013 bi the Internaitional Institute for Species Exploration for discoveries made durin 2012. The leet wis annoonced on 22 Mey 2013.[4][5][6]


  1. a b Black, Richard (11 Januar 2012). "World's smallest frog discovered". BBC News. Retrieved 12 Januar 2012.
  2. a b c Rittmeyer, Eric N.; Allison, Allen; Gründler, Michael C.; Thompson, Derrick K.; Austin, Christopher C. (2012). "Ecological guild evolution and the discovery of the world's smallest vertebrate". PLoS ONE. Public Library of Science. 7 (1): e29797. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029797. PMC 3256195. PMID 22253785. Retrieved 11 Januar 2012.
  3. "World's tiniest frogs found in Papua New Guinea". The Australian. 12 Januar 2012. Retrieved 11 Januar 2012.
  4. Newswise (22 Mey 2013). "Scientists Announce Top 10 New Species". Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Newswise, Inc. Retrieved 23 Mey 2013.
  5. Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (22 Mey 2013). "Top 10 new species of 2012". ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, LLC. Retrieved 23 Mey 2013.
  6. Varma S (23 Mey 2013). "Amazing top 10 new species include glowing cockroach, tiniest vertebrate and new monkey". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 24 Mey 2013.