Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tiny frog

Suffering from sediba angst? Already tired of writing syllabi and revising class notes? Me too. So here's a really tiny frog:


That is a really tiny frog, Microhyla nepenthicola. It was found on Sarawak in Borneo, living inside of the pitcher plant Nepenthes ampullaria. Yet another example of pitcher plant symbioses, which is of great interest to me (here and here).

Das & Haas. 2010. New species of Microhyla from Sarawak: Old World’s smallest frogs crawl out of miniature pitcher plants on Borneo (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae). ZooTaxa 2571:37-52. [Preview]

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Picture from Science Daily