Scientists Discover New Genus of Toads


Researchers discovered two new species of toads. One was located in a cave on a volcano and the other in some trees nearby in Indonesia. The teams named the toads “puppet toads”. DNA tests showed the two toads to be distinct from other toads and the scientists placed them in a new genus called Sigalegalephrynus. They also found a few more toads that they claim to be part of the genus but they haven’t described them yet. The toads were named Sigalegalephrynus mandailinguensis and S. minangkabauensis. 

Source: http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1655/Herpetologica-D-16-00041

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