12 Jan '12, 5pm

This is the smallest frog in the world:

This is the smallest frog in the world:

Scientists thought they had found the world's smallest frog just a month ago, when a researcher announced he'd found coin-sized amphibians in New Guinea. But psych! Those weren't the smallest frogs. This is the smallest frog . In fact it's the smallest invertebrate known to man. These guys are so weeny that the scientists who found them couldn't even see them at first: Their high-pitched calls make them sound like crickets, and perhaps explorers have long mistaken them for insects. “It doesn’t sound like a frog at all,” says [researcher Christopher] Austin, who had no idea what was making the call when he first heard it. “After several failed attempts to find it, we ended up just scooping up a big handful of leaf litter where the call was coming from and putting it all in a clear plastic bag. We went through that bag leaf by leaf until we discovered the incredibly small fr...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2012-01-12-teeniest-frog-ever

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