Wednesday, 20 August 2014

New species of endemic treefrog from Madagascar

August 18, 2014

Pensoft Publishers

A new species of the Boophis rappiodes group is described from Madagascar. This green with bright red speckling treefrog is so far only known from the hidden streams of Ankarafa Forest in northwestern part of the island. The new species presents a high genetic divergence and different call but it is highly threatened by the continuing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat.

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