Scientists Discover Tiny Frogs



Microhyla nepenthicola frogs may be small, but they have a loud mating call. That's how scientists on Borneo discovered them:

Adult males of the new micro-species range in size from 10.6 and 12.8 millimetres and the pea-sized amphibian has been named Microhyla nepenthicola after the plant on Borneo on which it lives, according to taxonomy magazine Zootaxa.[...]

The scientists said they tracked the frogs by their call, a series of "harsh rasping notes" that started at sundown.

They then made the frogs jump onto a piece of white cloth to study them.


Link via io9 | Photo: Indraneil Das

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So the frog made a lot of noise. I can just imagine how it sent. The biologist is walking thru the jungle and all of a sudden he hears:

Hello My Baby
Hello My Darling
Hellow My Ratime gal
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