Found on a herb bush, a toad of only 24 mm average length, was quick to make its discoverers consider its status as a new species. After identifying its unique morphological and skeletal characters, and conducting a molecular phylogenetic analysis, not only did the team introduce a new species, but also added a new genus. The new ‘Andaman bush toad’ has now been described.

Source: New tiny arboreal toad species from India is just small enough for its own genus
Image: A Blythophryne beryet toad sitting on leaf surface. Credit: Dr. Ramesh K. Aggarwal; CC-BY 4.0

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