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Taxonavigation: Anura 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Microhylidae
Subfamilia: Asterophryinae
Genus: Paedophryne
Species (6): P. amauensis – P. dekot – P. kathismaphlox – P. oyatabu – P. swiftorum – P. verrucosa



Map of localities from which Paedophryne specimens have been described. Red: P. amauensis, orange: P. dekot, yellow: P. kathismaphlox, purple: P. oyatabu, blue: P. swiftorum, cyan: P. verrucosa

Paedophryne specimens have been described from several localities in South-Eastern Papua-New Guinea, mostly along the Owen Stanley Range.


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Additional references[edit]

  • Kraus, F. 2011: At the lower size limit for tetrapods, two new species of the miniaturized frog genus Paedophryne (Anura, Microhylidae). ZooKeys, 154: 71–88. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.154.1963
  • Rittmeyer, E. N., Allison, A., Gründler, M. C., Thompson, D. K., Austin, C. C. 2012: Ecological Guild Evolution and the Discovery of the World's Smallest Vertebrate PLoS ONE, 7 (1): e29797. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029797


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