New species found in Madagascar

New species found in Madagascar

Fianarantsoa : Madagascar | May 05, 2009 at 6:57 PM PDT
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While we are worrying about the endangered animals in rain forest in Amazon because of the mass deforestation, scientists recently found more than 220 new species of amphibians in Madagascar. In the report, published on Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists write the work indicates tropical amphibian diversity has been underestimated at an unprecedented level, thus the century of discoveries has only just begun. The newly unveiled amphibians include the populations of Boophis genus and Boohpis bottae vences, under which there are orange eyed frogs and frogs with red dotted skin.

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