New Species

New Frog Species named after Stanley Kubrick

Two new frog species were discovered by C. Daniel Rivadeneira, Dr. Pablo J. Venegas, and Dr. Santiago R. Ron in the Amazon Basin. Both of the species were originally misidentified as a different species before researchers figured out that they were two new species. Both species conservation status are suggested to be listed as least concern which is great.

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One of the species described is Dendropsophus kamagarini. Kamagarini comes from a word  in the Matsigenka language that which means devil or demon. The researchers thought the frog looked like a demon or devil because of the horns on it’s head. Matsigenka is the language spoken by the Matsigenka people who live near where they found the frog.

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The other species, Dendropsophus kubricki,  is named after the filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who made films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange. The frog also has orange markings on it’s leg, 

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Journal Article – https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/13864/list/8/

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