Human overpopulation and agricultural practices are endangering the tiny amphibians, according to biologist Eric Smith.
With its huge head and small body, the creature, Chemnitzion richteri, developed up to 300 million years ago in forests around eastern Germany.
Prior to the release of the 29 salamanders, they were fitted with microchips to help the scientists monitor their location.
The frog was so small that he could fit on the tip of Meaghan Barrow's finger, according to abc.net.au.
Timber mill workers in search of wild pigs found the Godzilla of amphibians in the bush one day last month.
The new species is a type of 'pumpkin toadlet.' It's known for its signature fluorescent tangerine color and minuscule size.
The reasons behind the snake's unusual feeding behavior remains something of a mystery.
Officials said that the turtle was likely a pet that was released into the wild by its owner.
Eighty of the 96 known harlequin toad species are considered endangered, critically endangered or extinct in the wild, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List.
Batesian mimicry is where a harmless species avoids predators by pretending to be a dangerous or toxic one.
The dinosaur could bite with about three times the force of large crocodiles or great white sharks.
Chinese giant salamanders were once common across a huge area of China, however, the animals have suffered dramatic declines in recent times
One eyewitness captured a video of the creature as it swam between Wiggins Pass and Bay Colony.
"I've watched enough TV, plus I've lived in Florida so I've got with them before," Don Walters said.
Plant extinctions endanger other organisms, ecosystems and the ability of humans to survive on our planet.
The bill is unlikely to pass in the Assembly, however.
One amphibian specialist takes the agency to task on possible "conflicts of interest" in its regulatory system
A newly discovered frog species hailing from a single peninsula in Madagascar was immediately found to be endangered