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04 June 2012

NEW AMPHIBIAN DISCOVERIES FROM THE BIODIVERSE PHILIPPINES

The tropical forests of Philippines still amaze us with new biological discoveries. A study aimed to generate inventories of the biological diversity in Leyton Province has revealed a high endemicity of plants and vertebrates. Among the 64 species of herpetofauna, two frogs turn out to be new to science.
Both wrinkled ground frogs belong to the genus Platymantis, with about 70 species known to occur, besides Philippines, only on Papua-New Guinea (Papua and Indonesia) and the islands of Admiralty, Bismarck, Fiji, Palau and Solomon. 
Read the complete note at: Flora and Fauna International.

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