Thursday, August 26, 2010
A new species of micro-frog, dubbed Microhyla nepenthicola, were discovered in Borneo – the tiny amphibians only grows to the size of a pea. Newslite states that 'while specimens are already held by many museums around the world, they have previously been misidentified as juveniles of other species' and that they were so small that the frogs were only found when researchers heard their "harsh rasping note" call at sundown.
The miniature frog species Microhyla nepenthicola uses Bornean pitcher plants for breeding.
The miniature tadpoles within a pitcher of the Bornean pitcher plant.
Posted by EllerG at 11:20 PM