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Old Tuesday 8th May 2018, 09:00   #1
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Smallest vertebrate?

Having thought that thew title was recently claimed by the fairly, newly discovered Chameleon Brookesia micra, I was surprised by a claim that the title belongs to a Cuban frog Eleutherodactylus iberia.

When I checked, I found another contender, another tiny frog, Paedophryne amauensis so which is it?




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Having thought that thew title was recently claimed by the fairly, newly discovered Chameleon Brookesia micra, I was surprised by a claim that the title belongs to a Cuban frog Eleutherodactylus iberia.

When I checked, I found another contender, another tiny frog, Paedophryne amauensis so which is it?

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Paedophryne amauensis at 7.7 mm seems to be the smallest.

On this page there is a comparison chart:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_gold_frog

Must be pretty difficult to measure these creatures in parts of millimeters though.

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Paedophryne amauensis at 7.7 mm seems to be the smallest.

On this page there is a comparison chart:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_gold_frog

Must be pretty difficult to measure these creatures in parts of millimeters though.
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I thought they'd probably weigh them, would be easier?



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I thought the smallest vertebrate was a species of Goby from the Philippines - think these are contenders for the smallest Tetrapod.
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I'll confess to never having heard of it



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