the smallest known vertebrate in a sentence
1. Frogs range in size from the 30-centimetre (12 in) Goliath frog (Conraua goliath) of West Africa to the 7.7-millimetre (0.30 in) Paedophryne amauensis, first described in Papua New Guinea in 2012, which is also the smallest known vertebrate.
2. Known amphibian prey has ranged to as small as the 0.75 g (0.026 oz) red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus), the smallest known vertebrate prey for red-tailed hawks, to the 430 g (15 oz) American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus).
3. It held the record for the smallest known vertebrate,but now the smallest vertebrate species currently is the recently (Jan 2012) described frog Paedophryne amauensis, while the parasitic males of the anglerfish Photocorynus spiniceps are but 6.2 millimetres (0.24 in) long.
4. The record for the smallest known vertebrate being held by the frog Paedophryne amauensis, formally described in January 2012.
5. This species has hunted bats in several cases from the 8.1 g (0.29 oz) Lander's horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus landeri), the smallest known vertebrate prey species known for this eagle-owl, to Rousettus fruit bats that weigh over 150 g (5.3 oz).
6. D. nigroviridis has the smallest known vertebrate genome, roughly 340 million base pairs, and has thus been selected as a model organism for genetics.
7. It remains among the smallest known vertebrate genomes;
- water and damp habitats
- polar areas
- three suborders
- the scientific community
- some families
- Future molecular studies
- further insights
- their evolutionary relationships
- The suborder Archaeobatrachia
- four families
- primitive frogs
- few derived features
- other frog lineages
- The six families
- the more evolutionarily advanced suborder Mesobatrachia
- the fossorial Megophryidae
- the obligatorily aquatic Pipidae
- certain characteristics
- the two other suborders
- the largest suborder
- the remaining families
- most common species
- the over 5,000 extant species
- the Latin cauda
- elongated, low-slung animals
- a symplesiomorphic trait
- scale-free skins
- 5 ft
- a mostly Laurasian distribution
- the Holarctic region
- The family Plethodontidae
- the Amazon basin
- the Miocene
- 15 cm