World's smallest frog found

Submitted by shelley.fischer on Mon, 06/04/2009 - 09:25

As the smallest known frog species in the world's second largest mountain range, this new amphibian is easy to miss.

Scientists searching the Andes mountains in southern Peru spotted the coin-size creature -- a member of the Noblella genus -- in the leaf litter of a cloud forest between 3,025 and 3,190 metres.

Click here to see more about this frog on National Geographic news.

and here for National Geographic images of a new salamander and frog.