New frog species looks like a small piece of rock

Main report: New ‘stone’ frog discovered in Vietnam
Other Reporting: ResearchGate
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Leptolalax petrops
Categories: Amphibians | New Species

The frog species was found in from rugged limestone hills of northern Vietnam.   Researchers suspect that the new species is already threatened with extinction and recommend listing it as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

Photo by Jodi Rowley/Australian Museum.

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