Published on Fox News Latino
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Researchers in Brazil have come across seven new species of colorful, miniature frogs deep in the country’s rain forest.
The frogs, part of the genus Brachycephalus, rarely exceed one centimeter (0.4 inches) in length and are believed to be some of the world’s smallest terrestrial vertebrates.
They come in an array of jellybean-like array of bright colors, with their showy hues meant as a warning to predators of the neurotoxins in the frogs’ skin.
Given their tiny size and the fact that they live in isolated mountain regions – making it hard to traverse to other areas – interbreeding is common and have aided in the evolution of completely separate species from the frogs a mountaintop over.