Nyctibatrachus minimus

Nyctibatrachus minimus

Nyctibatrachus minimus

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Nyctibatrachus minimus

Nyctibatrachus minimus is a species of frogs in the family Nyctibatrachidae. It is the smallest known frog in the genus Nyctibatrachus and was recently discovered from Kurichiyarmala in the Western Ghats or Wayanad, Kerala.

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Its most distinctive feature is the small adult snout-vent length, averaging only 12.3 mm in adult males (N = 15).

Miniaturization in Nyctibatrachus species seems to be associated with absence of webbing on toes and fingers, which may have resulted from evolutionary specialization to life in terrestrial habitats.

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1. Nyctibatrachus minimus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyctibatrachus_minimus
2. Nyctibatrachus minimus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/136045/4240792

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