Live Chat: The Science of Tiny Critters

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Tiny chameleons, diminutive frogs, and miniature salamanders—the list of Lilliputian animals keeps growing, even as the record for the world’s smallest vertebrate keeps shrinking. Researchers continuously find pint-sized versions of familiar organisms tucked into the nooks and crannies of habitats around the world.

Why do some vertebrates get so small? What happens to their bodies when they downsize? How do they need to change in order to accommodate their extreme size?

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Nadia Frobisch


James Hanken



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