Paedophryne amauensis

Paedophryne amauensis
Paratype of Paedophryne amauensis (LSUMZ 95004) on a U.S. dime (diameter 18 mm)[1]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Genus: Paedophryne
P. amauensis
Binomial name
Paedophryne amauensis
Rittmeyer et al., 2012[3]

Asterophrys amanuensis — Dubois et al., 2021

Paedophryne amauensis is a species of microhylid frog endemic to eastern Papua New Guinea.[2][4] At 7.7 mm (0.30 in) in snout-to-vent length, it is considered the world's smallest known vertebrate.[3][5]

The species was listed in the Top 10 New Species 2013 by the International Institute for Species Exploration for discoveries made during 2012.[6][7][8]

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  2. ^ a b IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2020). "Paedophryne amauensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T76317540A76317832. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T76317540A76317832.en. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b 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. 7 (1): e29797. Bibcode:2012PLoSO...729797R. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029797. PMC 3256195. PMID 22253785. (See also Ecological guild.)
  4. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference Frost was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ "World's tiniest frogs found in Papua New Guinea". The Australian. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  6. ^ Newswise (22 May 2013). "Scientists Announce Top 10 New Species". Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Newswise, Inc. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  7. ^ Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (22 May 2013). "Top 10 new species of 2012". ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, LLC. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  8. ^ Varma S (23 May 2013). "Amazing top 10 new species include glowing cockroach, tiniest vertebrate and new monkey". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 2013-05-24.

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