A Frog So Small, It Could Not Frog

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The pumpkin toadlet is likely the smallest frog we’ll ever discover. The poor creature is so small that it can’t land its jumps properly, instead flopping on its back, head, and other body parts whenever it jumps. Why does size matter when sticking the landing? The tiny frog has a miniscule vestibular system, a system of canals and fluid in the inner ear that coordinate movement and balance. Anything smaller than the pumpkin toadlet would have no vestibular system at all, making balance almost impossible even for regular movement. Read full article here

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