Newly discovered miniature Microhyla from Borneo among the world’s smallest frogs

Das, Indraneil and Haas, Alexander Newly discovered miniature Microhyla from Borneo among the world’s smallest frogs. [Magazine and Newsletter]

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Abstract

The terms ‘diminutive,’ ‘minute,’ or ‘miniature’ have been applied to a number of amphibian species that are under 15 mm (see Estrada and Hedges 1996; Biju et al. 2007; Duellman and Hedges 2008). The smallest amphibian species are members of the genera Eleutherodactylus (fide Estrada and Hedges 1996), Brachycephalus (fide Frost et al. 2006), Noblella (fide Lehr and Catenazzi 2009), and Stumpffia (fide Vences and Glaw 1991), and among Old World frogs, the smallest member of the microhylid genus Stumpffia of Madagascar, S. pygmaea, has an adult SVL range of 10.9–12.0 mm (Vences and Glaw 1991).

Item Type: Magazine and Newsletter
Uncontrolled Keywords: amphibian species, frog, ‘diminutive,’ ‘minute,’ or ‘miniature’, DNA barcoding, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 04:14
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2019 04:14
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/28118

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