New frog species discovered in Peruvian cloud forest

A new frog species has been discovered in the eastern Andes cloud forest of Peru. Scientists and park service guards in Manu National Park discovered the land frog during a routine biological survey.

Manu National Park, Peru.

Manu National Park, Peru. Image by funkz / CC BY 2.0

It belongs to the Bryophryne genus and its features include olive green bumps and red and orange marks on its skin, but it does not have webbed feet or a visible hearing organ. Like other Bryophryne frogs, its habitat is mossy Andean cloud forest, around 11,500ft above sea level. Read more: peruviantimes.com

 

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