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Six New Frog Species

On the eastern side of the Ecuadorian Andes, biodiversity researchers have come across six new species of rain frogs. All six species are part of the Pristimantis genus, meaning that they lay eggs on land and are native to Central and South America. Researchers have spent the last several years searching for new frog species in the Amazonian cloud forests in Ecuador and were thrilled at the discovery. Ecuador is the third most biodiverse country in the world when it comes to amphibians, behind Brazil and Colombia. The population sizes of these six new species are still unclear and will require further research.

Image via Puce-Bioweb

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