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7 teensy new frog species discovered in Brazil’s cloud forests

New frog species, 7 tiny new frog species have been discovered in the Brazilian rainforest. All are considered vulnerable to extinction.


Golden Poison Frog Phyllobates terribilis (Dendrobatidae) is as species of frog known only from tiny areas in the Amazonian rainforest along the Pacific coast of Colombia. It is well-known as a babysitter.


Rabb's fringe-limbed tree frog of Panama: only one is left. Details at extinction countdown: blogs.scientifica... Photo from Atlanta Zoo


This rare frog which is called purple frog was discovered for the first time in 2003, in Western Ghats in India. It is the one and only place where these species can be found. The frog is really purple, has very small eyes, unusual nose and believed to be a relative of ancient frogs, that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. Frankly, it looks rather strange, but sounds even worse!

from ScienceDaily

Seven new miniaturized frog species found in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest

Among the smallest vertebrates on the planet, these colorful creatures can fit comfortably on a human thumbnail. To understand just how tiny these frogs are, consider…


Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens) - At least eight known species of leopard frog live in North America. The northern leopard frog is one of the most widespread and is the only leopard frog species found in Canada. Wye Marsh