New Species

New Species of Monkey Frog

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A new species of Monkey Frogs were discovered by researchers. During a survey of the Andes of San Martin in Northern Peru, they observed a frog that looked like Phyllomedusa camba but that species’ range didn’t reach this far north. Researchers took samples of the frogs back to the test and ran some genetic tests on them. They discovered that it was not Phyllomedusa¬†camba but a new species! They named it Phyllomedusa chaparroi after their friend, Juan Carlos Chaparro Auza, a herpetologist and friend.

Read the full article here –¬†https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4269.2.4

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