NEW FROG SPECIES DISCOVERED IN THE ANDES

08/07/2017

Three new frog species have been discovered in the montane forests and Andean grasslands of Peru’s Pui Pui Protected Forest. Rudolf von May, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan and one of the authors of a paper describing the three new species, announced that there are many more species discoveries to be made in the region. Few biological surveys have been conducted in the Pui Pui Protected Forest in the decades since it was established in 1985. All three species are less than three inches in length and belong to a family of land-breeding frogs called Craugastoridae, whose embryos hatch as froglets rather than going through a tadpole stage, which allows them to survive in a wide array of habitat types with sufficient moisture. For the full story see https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/three-new-frog-species-found-in-peruv…