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Paedophryne kathismaphlox
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Subfamily: Asterophryinae
Genus: Paedophryne
Kraus, 2010[1]
Map of localities where Paedophryne specimens have been recovered.

Paedophryne (from the Ancient Greek paedos (παίδος) "child" and phryne (φρύνος) "toad, frog") is a genus of microhylid frogs from New Guinea and the nearby D'Entrecasteaux Islands.[2] All six species known so far are amongst the smallest frog and vertebrate species.[3][4]


There are six species in this genus:[2]



  1. ^ a b c Kraus, F. (2010). "New genus of diminutive microhylid frogs from Papua New Guinea". ZooKeys. 48: 39–59. doi:10.3897/zookeys.48.446.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Paedophryne Kraus, 2010". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Kraus, F. (2011). "At the lower size limit for tetrapods, two new species of the miniaturized frog genus Paedophryne (Anura, Microhylidae)". ZooKeys. 154 (154): 71–88. PMC 3238040Freely accessible. PMID 22287916. doi:10.3897/zookeys.154.1963.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ a b c 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. PMC 3256195Freely accessible. PMID 22253785. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029797.  open access publication – free to read