Sunday, 19 August 2018

A new earless pygmy toad discovered on one of Angola's most underexplored mountains

Date:  August 8, 2018
Source:  Pensoft Publishers

Due to many years of conflict, the biodiversity of Angola remains one of the least known in Africa. Recently, scientists from Angola, Portugal, and the United States conducted a series of field expeditions to document this country's amphibian and reptile species. One newly discovered species is a pygmy toad from the isolated Serra da Neve, the second highest peak in Angola. It differs from all close relatives in lacking an external and middle ear.

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