Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 3rd, 2009
Twelve new frog species have been discovered in India. The announcement is being made there on Wednesday, February 4, 2009. Meanwhile, 10 new frogs have been found in Columbia.
The rediscovered Travancore bush frog (Philautus travancoricus) had not been reported since its discovery more than 100 years ago.
The discovery by S.D. Biju of Delhi University and Franky Bossuyt of the Free University of Brussels is published in the latest issue of Zoological Journal of Linnean Society, London. The paper is titled ‘Systematics and phylogeny of Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Anura, Rhacophoridae) in the Western Ghats of India, with descriptions of 12 new species.’
Read more here about the Indian frogs.