Clown tree frogs—newly discovered and already threatened?

An international team of scientists discovered two new species of clown tree frogs in the Amazon region. Until recently, these colorful amphibians had erroneously been considered part of another species. Now, DNA studies and an analysis of the calls of the examined populations revealed a much higher diversity within this group of frogs. Due to their small distribution areas, it is likely that the newly discovered species are threatened, but the determination of their protection status is currently still pending. In their study, published today in the scientific journal PloS ONE, the scientists from six countries clearly show that a complete species inventory is only possible by means of international cooperation.

Clown tree frogs—newly discovered and already threatened?

An international team of scientists discovered two new species of clown tree frogs in the Amazon region. Until recently, these colorful amphibians had erroneously been considered part of another ...

Wed 8 Mar 17 from Phys.org

Clown Tree Frogs: Newly Discovered and Already Threatened? Hidden species diversity revealed in the Amazon region, Wed 8 Mar 17 from AlphaGalileo

So Cute! 2 New 'Clown' Frog Species Discovered in the Amazon

Scientists recently described two new species of clown tree frogs, re-evaluating how the frogs were previously identified.

Mon 13 Mar 17 from Livescience

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