Friday, October 08, 2010

Pictures: Tube-Nosed Bat, More Rare Species Found

Picture of a well-camouflaged brown frog, a new species, resting next to a few small mushrooms in Papua New Guinea.

Tiny New Frog

Photograph courtesy Piotr Naskrecki, Conservation International

A frog small enough to sit on a thumbnail rests on a leaf in Papua New Guinea's Muller Range in 2009.

This species "nearly eluded the RAP team altogether," as the scientists had to search the forest floor in pouring rain to trace the sound of the "soft, scratching, cricket-like" call, according to a Conservation International statement.

The frog and all its closest relatives are found only on the island of New Guinea.

Posted via email from Web Stream - Vishal Shah (goldenV)

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