New Species

New Species of Toad from Peru

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A new species of toad was discovered in the Cordillera Azul National Park in Northern Peru. Reseachers named the species Rhinella lilyrodriguezae or Lily Rodriguez’s Beaked Toad. The new species is nocturnal and is semi arboreal meaning they live on trees and the ground.  This toad was put in the family Bufonidae – the true toad family surprisingly!

 

Read the journal article here – http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=13050

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