World's second smallest frog species is right by our doorstep


By YU JI

The new species of a mini frog, named Microhyla nepenthicola, sits on a tip of a pencil in this undated handout photo released to Reuters by Dr Indraneil Das of Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation on August 25, 2010. Scientists have discovered a frog the size of a pea, the smallest found in Asia, Africa or Europe, on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo. REUTERS/Dr Indraneil Das/Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation/Handout (MALAYSIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY) PHOTO MAY ONLY BE USED OR DISTRIBUTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONTENT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL'S PRESS RELEASE. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

KUCHING: Kubah National Park is now home to the world’s second smallest frog.

The tiny Microhyla nepenthicola species was first “discovered” by researchers on an expedition at Kubah in 2004.

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