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Paedophryne kathismaphlox
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Subfamily: Asterophryinae
Genus: Paedophryne
Kraus, 2010[1]
Map of localities where Paedophryne specimens have been found (P. titan from Normanby Island, not shown)

Paedophryne (from the Ancient Greek paedos (παίδος) "child" and phryne (φρύνος) "toad, frog") is a genus of microhylid frogs from Papua New Guinea, including D'Entrecasteaux Islands.[2] All seven species known so far are amongst the smallest frog and vertebrate species.[3][4]

  1. ^ Kraus, F. (2010). "New genus of diminutive microhylid frogs from Papua New Guinea". ZooKeys (48): 39–59. doi:10.3897/zookeys.48.446. open access
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Paedophryne Kraus, 2010". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  3. ^ Kraus, F. (2011). "At the lower size limit for tetrapods, two new species of the miniaturized frog genus Paedophryne (Anura, Microhylidae)". ZooKeys (154): 71–88. doi:10.3897/zookeys.154.1963. PMC 3238040. PMID 22287916. open access
  4. ^ Rittmeyer, E. N.; Allison, A.; Gründler, M. C.; Thompson, D. K.; Austin, C. C. (2012). "Ecological guild evolution and the discovery of the world's smallest vertebrate". PLOS ONE. 7 (1): e29797. Bibcode:2012PLoSO...729797R. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029797. PMC 3256195. PMID 22253785. open access

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