New Frog Species Found

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Six herpetologists from Assam, West Bengal and Malaysia have discovered a new species of tree frog in urban areas of West Bengal and named it the brown blotched Bengal tree frog (Polypedates bengalensis). The name refers to a series of dark brown irregular spots across the back of the animal. The yellowish-brown frog is the 26th species under the Polypedates genus—a category of tree frogs found throughout South and Southeast Asia. This species of frog is often seen perched on vegetation, including bamboo and banana leaves, 1.2 to 1.8mts above the ground.

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