A New Frog Species Found Hidden in Plain
Sight in Nicobar Islands
Researchers from India have described a new frog species
from the Nicobar Islands. It is named Microhyla nakkavaram after an
ancient Tamil term for the islands - meaning the land of naked people.
Dubbed as hiding in plain sight, this new frog is surprisingly locally
abundant in rainwater puddles across the islands. It is revealed to
have been confused with a century-old species from Taiwan, Microhyla
heymonsi, for which the study also provides a detailed redescription.
The findings were just published in Zoological studies
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