A new high-elevation frog, from the Peruvian Andes

Main report: New species of frog found in the Peruvian Andes
(Science Daily)
Other Reporting: AmphibiaWeb
Scientific Paper: Peer J    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Psychrophrynella chirihampatu
Species named for: Quechua words "hampa’tu", meaning "toad", and "chiri", meaning "cold" to indicate that the species is a toad living in cold waters.
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Researchers describe a new species, “Psychrophrynella chirihampatu,” from the Peruvian Andes, in a new article. Like other recently described species in the genus, this new Psychrophrynella inhabits high-elevation forests in the tropical Andes and likely has a restricted geographic distribution


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