New Species of Frog from Peruvian High Andes

Main report: New Species of Frog from Peru
(Gone Froggin')

Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Phrynopus inti
Common Name: Inti Andes Frog
Species named for: Incan Sun God Inti
Categories: Amphibians | New Species

Researchers have described a new species of frog from a recent field work trip to the Pui Pui Protected Forest of Peru, an area in the high Andes and a hotbed of new amphibian discoveries in recent years.  The researchers (Edgar Lehr, Rudolf von May, Jiri Moravec, and Juan Carlos Cusi) who described the species named it the Inti Andes Frog (Phrynopus inti) after the Incan Sun God Inti because of the orange coloration.  Analaysis revealed a cryptic Phrynopus species which will be detailed in a forthcoming publication.

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