NEW SPECIES PHOTOS: Meet the Tiny Toadlet (and Froglet)

  NEW SPECIES PHOTOS: Meet the Tiny Toadlet (and Froglet)
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Another new species, the Kimberley froglet (pictured), was recently found on the Mitchell Plateau, an area in Western Australia that was thought to be well surveyed, scientists said in April 2009.

With its blue-and-red background color and white dots, the 0.8-inch-long (2-centimeter-long) frog resembles Aboriginal paintings.

Curiously, the males have flanges--or external ridges--on their fingers, though scientists don't yet know their purpose.
—Photograph courtesy Paul Doughty, Western Australian Museum
 
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