New Species of Leaf Frog Discovered from Vietnam

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Photo by Jodi Rowley

A new species of Leaf Frog was discovered in Vietnam by Dr. Jodi Rowley and her team.  It was named  Pu Hoat Leaf-litter Frog (Leptolalax puhoatensis) after the area it was discovered in the Pu Hoat Nature Reserve in Central Vietnam. The frog is a Leaf Liter frog so it is in the family Megophryidae  – the leaf litter frog family. The frogs are already under threat from deforestation so its suggested they be listed as Endangered.

Learn more in the journal article here

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