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Ecological Guild Evolution and the Discovery of the World's Smallest Vertebrate

  • Eric N. Rittmeyer,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Allen Allison,

    Affiliation: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Michael C. Gr√ľndler,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Derrick K. Thompson,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Christopher C. Austin mail

    ccaustin@lsu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Published: January 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029797

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 13 Jan 2012 at 20:04 GMT

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Publication: Huffington Post UK
Title: “Discover The World's Smallest Frog - All 7mm Of Him (Pictures/Video)”
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Publication: Discovery News
Title: “World's Tiniest Frog Found in Papua New Guinea : Discovery News”
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Publication: Huffington Post
Title: “World's Tiniest Vertebrate, Paedophryne Amauensis Frog, Discovered In New Guinea (VIDEO/PHOTO)”
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Publication: National Georgraphic
Title: “World's Smallest Frog Found -- Fly-Size Beast Is Tiniest Vertebrate”
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Publication: USA Today
Title: “World's smallest vertebrate species found”
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Publication: Mirror.co.uk
Title: “Tiny frog is world's smallest vertebrate: World's smallest animals gallery - mirror.co.uk”
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Publication: CNN
Title: “World's smallest frog discovered in Papua New Guinea - CNN”
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Title: “World's tiniest frog can sit on shirt button! | HLNtv.com”
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Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “World's smallest frog discovered in Papua New Guinea measures just 7mm | Mail Online”
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Publication: Discover Magazine blogs
Title: “No, wait, THIS is the world's smallest frog | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine”
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Publication: TIME
Title: “Smaller Than a Dime, The World's Tiniest Frog Has Been Discovered | NewsFeed | TIME.com”
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Publication: NPR
Title: “Mine's Smaller! Claim About Tiny Frog Is Challenged : The Two-Way : NPR”
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Publication: National Post
Title: “World's smallest frog, Paedophryne amauensis, found in New Guinea, can fit on a dime | News | National Post”
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Publication: Associated Press
Title: “The Associated Press: Tiny frog claimed as world's smallest vertebrate”
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Publication: Radio Australia News
Title: “Radio Australia:Pacific Beat:Story:World's smallest frogs found in PNG jungle”
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Publication: io9
Title: “Look at the world's tiniest vertebrate”
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Publication: Examiner.com
Title: “Smallest frog in the world - National Paeleontology | Examiner.com”
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Publication: Live Science
Title: “Teensy Newfound Frog Is Smallest Known Vertebrate | Evolution of Size & Miniature Frogs | LiveScience”
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Title: “Angler Fish Challenges Frog's 'Smallest' Title | Smallest Vertebrate & Biodiversity | Scientific Controversy | LiveScience”
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Publication: Earth Times
Title: “Two new species of frog discovered, one the smallest vertebrate yet | Nature | The Earth Times”
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Title: “Smallest living vertebrate found; about a quarter of an inch - Green - Catholic Online”
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Title: “World's smallest frog has been discovered | latest | South Asian News Agency”
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Title: “World's smallest frog discovered | The Sun |News”
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Publication: The Register
Title: “Tiny frog claimed as smallest vertebrate ever - The Register”
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Title: “Le plus petit vertébré au monde est une grenouille de 7,7 millimètres”
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Title: “Découverte du plus petit vertébré du monde : une grenouille de 7,7 mm”
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Title: “Dites bonjour au plus petit vertébré du monde ! | Gizmodo”
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Title: “La plus petite grenouille du monde mesure 7,7 millimètres”
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Title: “Une grenouille mesure 7,7 millimètres | euronews, monde”
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Title: “Le plus petit vertébré de la planète est une grenouille de 7,7 millimètres - Le Point”
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Title: “Le plus petit vertébré du monde est une grenouille de 7,7 millimètres - FTVi”
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Title: “Le plus petit vertébré | Science | Radio-Canada.ca”
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Publication: Metro.co.uk
Title: “World's smallest frog discovered in Papua New Guinea | Metro.co.uk”
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Publication: Sci News.com
Title: “World's Smallest Vertebrate Discovered in New Guinea - Sci-News.com”
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Publication: International Business Times
Title: “Smallest Frog Discovered: Why Animals Become Tiny - International Business Times”
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Publication: Gizmodo Australia
Title: “Say Hello To The World's Smallest Vertebrate | Gizmodo Australia”
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Publication: Mongabay.com
Title: “New frog trumps miniscule fish for title of 'world's smallest vertebrate'”
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Publication: International Business Times UK
Title: “Tiny Papau New Guinea Frog Named World's Smallest Vertebrate - International Business Times”
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Title: “Found: the world's tiniest frog - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za”
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Publication: Winnipeg Free Press
Title: “Tiny frog hops over miniature fish to become world's smallest vertebrate - Winnipeg Free Press”
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Title: “Damn, This Is One Tiny Frog”
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Publication: New Scientist
Title: “Short Sharp Science: Tiny frog is world's smallest vertebrate”
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Title: “New species of tiny frog is world's smallest vertebrate | Science Codex”
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Title: “Say Hello to My Little Friend -- the World's Smallest Vertebrate”
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Title: “U.S. scientists find smallest known vertebrate | GantDaily.com”
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Title: “Tiniest creature with a backbone found - UPI.com”
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Publication: Popsci
Title: “This Newly Discovered Frog Is the World's Smallest Vertebrate | Popular Science”
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Publication: Asian Scientist
Title: “World's Tiniest Frog, Paedophryne Amauensis, Found In Papua New Guinea”
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Publication: ZME Science
Title: “World's tiniest vertebrates found | ZME Science”
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Publication: Wired.co.uk
Title: “7mm-long frog is world's smallest vertebrate (Wired UK)”
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Publication: AOL
Title: “Video: Frog found in Papua New Guinea is world's smallest vertebrate - AOL Travel UK”
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Publication: AFP
Title: “AFP: World's tiniest frogs found in Papua New Guinea”
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Publication: Christian Science Monitor
Title: “Newly discovered frog is smallest known vertebrate - CSMonitor.com”
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Publication: Radio New Zealand International
Title: “PNG home to world's smallest known vertebrate”
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Publication: Newser
Title: “World's Smallest Frog Found - Tiny amphibian discovered in Papua New Guinea”
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Title: “7 Millimeters Frog, World's Tiniest Vertebrate | JotZoom News”
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Title: “A frog that could fit into a thimble | Woods and Waters”
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Title: “World's Smallest Frog Discovered In Papua New Guinea”
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Publication: Australian Geographic
Title: “Frog discovered in Papua New Guinea is world's tiniest vertebrate - Australian Geographic”
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Title: “World's smallest frogs found | The News Tribe”
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Publication: Evening Express
Title: “Evening Express - Article - Tiny frog is 'world's smallest animal'”
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Publication: CBC News
Title: “Land frog named world's tiniest vertebrate - Technology & Science - CBC News”
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Publication: Mirror.co.uk
Title: “Tiny frog is world's smallest adult vertebrate at less than 8 millimetres long - see the video - mirror.co.uk”
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Publication: Sydney Morning Herald
Title: “World's tiniest frogs found in New Guinea”
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Publication: Winnipeg Free Press
Title: “Fly-sized frog world's tiniest vertebrate - Winnipeg Free Press”
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Publication: Hindustan Times
Title: “Meet the 'world's smallest vertebrate' - Hindustan Times”
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Title: “Tiny Frog Claimed As World's Smallest Vertebrate | Fox News”
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Publication: The Australian News
Title: “Blink and you'll miss new smallest vertebrates | The Australian”
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Publication: Vancouver Sun
Title: “Scientists discover world's smallest frog”
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Publication: New Scientist
Title: “Short Sharp Science: Tiny frog is world's smallest vertebrate”
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 20 Jan 2012 at 19:33 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Helikonios
Title: “First new species of 2012 « The view from Helicon”
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Publication: Science Now
Title: “ScienceShot: Smaller Than a Dime, Frog Is World's Tiniest Vertebrate - ScienceNOW”
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Publication: Der Spiegel
Title: “Papua-Neuguinea: Kleinstes Wirbeltier der Welt entdeckt - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wissenschaft”
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Publication: Zeit Online
Title: “Artenvielfalt: Neu entdeckter Frosch ist kleinstes Wirbeltier der Welt | Wissen | ZEIT ONLINE”
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Publication: Scientific American
Title: “Tiny Frog Makes Big Claim: Scientific American Podcast”
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Publication: Canada.com
Title: “Scientists discover world's smallest frog”
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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 27 Jan 2012 at 21:38 GMT

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Publication: News Pakistan
Title: “Researchers found world's smallest vertebrate, a tiny frog | NewsPakistan.PK”
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RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 23 Mar 2012 at 20:18 GMT

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Publication: KQED News
Title: “Small Rewards: Tiny Frogs and Chameleons Find and Fill a Niche | KQED QUEST”
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RE: RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 06 Apr 2012 at 18:34 GMT

Publication: Cornell Chronicle
Title: “Cornell Chronicle: Student researchers discover tiniest frog”
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