Wednesday, April 6, 2011

World's Smallest Frog Species Found in Sarawak


      Tropical rainforest in Malaysia puts thousands of species of animals, plants and insects. Recently, a small frog species found in Sarawak by researchers from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. The new species is named Microhyla nepenthicola and it is over 12mm or as size of pencil lid. Species of frogs from Microhylid (genus Microhyla) was found by accident in the street park. One of the researchers involved said that.

"I have found the same frog specimen in the museum which was a hundred years old. The researchers then made ​​a mistake because of its frog species thought it was a juvenile. They do not realize what they found was an adult frog and a new species!"

According to the story of the diversity of researchers from the Institute of Environment and Conservation UNIMAS
the croak frogs heard on the street. They eventually found a small frog in a pitcher plant. It is believed to be Microhyla nepenthicola (pitcher plant) as their habitat. Should be told that Microhyla nepenthicola only found in the herbivore pitcher.


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