Tiny toad species found in Brazil

A group of Brazilian researchers have found a new species of tiny toad that measures just over a centimetre and is considered threatened by extinction. Brachyce- phalus quiriri was discovered by the Parana Federal University in Serra do Quiriri, Sant
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A group of Brazilian researchers have found a new species of tiny toad that measures just over a centimetre and is considered threatened by extinction. Brachycephalus quiriri was discovered by the Parana Federal University in Serra do Quiriri, Santa Catarina, said the Grupo Boticario Foundation, which sponsored the study.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2015, with the headline 'Tiny toad species found in Brazil'. Print Edition | Subscribe