Seven new species of miniature frogs, each fitting onto the tip of a thumb, have come out of hiding in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest, scientists report in the journal PeerJ. The teeny-tiny frogs live on isolated mountaintops in cloud forests. Here's a look at the colorful cuties. [Read full story on the tiny frogs from Brazil]
Brachycephalus mariaeterezae. The intensity of the light of the ﬂash during photography led the light-blue coloration along their vertebral column to become less apparent.
This frog has warts: Brachycephalus verrucosus has orange-hued skin covered with brownish-green bumps. An adult female of the species was collected on Jan. 25, 2011, at Morro da Tromba, municipality of Joinville, in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil.
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