New Species of High Altitude Frogs Discovered in Peru

September 16, 2009
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Researchers from the Illinois Wesleyan University and the University of California, Berkeley have recently described three new species of high-elevation frogs from Peru. These new frog species we found in the cloud forests north of the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, Manu National Park and the upper Marcapata valley.

Unlike most other amphibian species, these three species have no tadpoles; the eggs hatch into froglets.

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It's mind-blowing to realize

It's mind-blowing to realize how many species, how much biodiversity still remains unknown. These are very encouraging news; sadly there are species which will be disappearing in our lifetime. IE, thanks for posting this.