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12 new species of frogs discovered in India

Posted by Miqe on February 3, 2009

 dozen previously unknown species of frogs have been discovered in the forests of Western Ghats according to a paper published in latest issue of Zoological Journal of Linnean Society, London.

The 12 species have been identified following a revision of the Philautus genus and are the result of ten years of field study in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka. Goa, Maharashtra, and part of Gujarat, in the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats are considered a global biodiversity hotspot for their species richness and the threats the mountain range faces.

Philautus akroparallagi. Photo copyright S D Biju, (frogindia.org)

Philautus akroparallagi. Photo copyright S D Biju, (frogindia.org)

 

Full story on Mongabay.

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