Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 29th, 2010
Just described in 2010 in the journal Zootaxa, is the discovery from Borneo of a new and very tiny species of frog. Male adults of the new species, named Microhyla nepenthicola, grow to approximately one centimetre in length.
First discovered in 2004, the diminutive red and orange amphibian was found on an expedition to Kubah National Park. The expedition found the frog as it emerged from a small pitcher plant, Nepenthes ampullaria, in which it lives.
Scientists Indraneil Das from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, and Alexander Haas from the University of Hamburg in Germany, discovered and described the species, which they named after the plant, reported the source, the BBC News.