Mini mum

Mini mum is a species of very small microhylid frog endemic to Madagascar, described in 2019. It is the type species of the new genus Mini.[2][3]

Mini mum
Figure 4 of Scherz et al. 2019, depicting Mini mum in life.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Subfamily: Cophylinae
Genus: Mini
M. mum
Binomial name
Mini mum
Scherz et al., 2019[1]

Habitat and conservation

Mini mum has an extremely limited range and known population, prompting the authors of the journal article to recommend a listing of critically endangered[4]


  1. Scherz, Mark D.; Hutter, Carl D.; Rakotoarison, Andolalao; Riemann, Jana C.; Rödel, Mark-Oliver; Ndriantsoa, Serge H.; Glos, Julian; Roberts, Sam Hyde; Crottini, Angelica; Vences, Miguel; Glaw, Frank (2019-03-27). "Morphological and ecological convergence at the lower size limit for vertebrates highlighted by five new miniaturised microhylid frog species from three different Madagascan genera". PLOS ONE. 14 (3): e0213314. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0213314. ISSN 1932-6203.
  2. Scherz, Mark D. "Meet the mini frogs of Madagascar -- the new species we've discovered". The Conversation.
  3. Solly, Meilan (28 March 2019). "Meet Mini mum, Mini scule and Mini ature, Three New Frog Species Among the World's Smallest". Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  4. Donahue, Michelle Z. (2019-03-27). "New staple-size frog is one of the tiniest ever discovered". National Geographic. Retrieved 2019-03-29.

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