And smaller than an M&M candy.
Discovered in 2010 by scientists, these little creatures made their world debut in January of 2012.
Photograph courtesy Fred Kraus
They were discovereed during a field survey in southern Papua New Guinea. they found P. amauensis and another new species of tiny frog, Paedophryne swiftorum, which measures about 8.6 millimeters.
All the species of the Paedophyrne genus are tiny and found to live only in the leaf litter of New Guinea’s rain forest floor. No pond water or ditches for these little guys.
These tiny frogs can jump over 30x their own hieght.
Photograph courtesy Christopher Austin, Louisiana State University
These guys are really fast and have only been “discovered” 11 times around the world. They live almost exclusively in tropical rain forests, where their skins won’t dry out and food is plentiful.
Reference: Christine Dell’Amore. National Geographic “World’s Smallest Frog Found—Fly-Size Beast Is Tiniest Vertebrate” Retrieved from web 7 May 2012.