CORRECTS TO SAY SPECIES WAS CLAIMED INSTEAD OF RECOGNIZED AS ...
Jan 12th, 2012
(AP) - CORRECTS TO SAY SPECIES WAS CLAIMED INSTEAD OF RECOGNIZED AS SMALLEST INVERTEBRATE SPECIES - In this Aug. 2009 photo released by Louisiana State University, a well-camouflaged frog sits on a leaf in this photo taken by Louisiana State University herpetologist Christopher Austin near the Amau River in Papua, New Guinea. The species was claimed as the worldÃ¢€™s smallest invertebrate on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Austin was studying the areaÃ¢€™s rich biodiversity when he and graduate student Eric Rittmeyer found the frog, which they named Paedophyryne amauensis for the village of Amau. The frog out-tinied a Sumatran carp identified in 2006. Its discovery was reported Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE. (AP Photo/Louisiana State University, Christopher Austin) -
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