New Species Discovery: A Doting Frog Father

Main report: New Species Discovery: A Doting Frog Father
(Indias Endangered)
Other Reporting: EarthTouch News Network, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, CNN, National Geographic
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa     (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Nyctibatrachus kumbara
Common Name: Kumbara night frog
Species named for: Kannada language, a name given to the community of people involved in making pottery.
Categories: Amphibians | New Species

Males of newly discovered frog species plaster the eggs laid by their mates with swamp mud in order to camouflage them as well as to prevent them from drying out. The newly discovered subspecies is the 27th member of the genus.  Video

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