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Madagascar's newly discovered miniature frog endangered

A newly discovered tiny species of frog has already been classified as critically endangered.

The Stumpffia Froschaueri, which measures just 1cm in length,was discovered in a north-western region of Madagascar.

Scientists say the stump-toed amphibian's three known habitats are severely threatened by fire, drought and high levels of forest clearance.

The frog's title honours the renowned 16th Century printer Christoph Froschauer, whose surname means the man from the floodplain full of frogs.

Source: bbc.com

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