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A frog species -- discovered in Papua New Guinea by US researchers -- that is less than half the size of a US dime, has been named the world’s smallest vertebrate species, smaller than a fish that won the honor in 2006.
The smallest snake known to man has been discovered on the Caribbean island of Barbados, a U.S. expert says. Blair Hedges, an evolutionary biologist at Pennsylvania State University, came across the tiny species in a forest in the east of Barbados.
The world's smallest species of snake, with adults averaging just under four inches in length, has been identified on the Caribbean island of Barbados.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.