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Friday, May 4, 2012

New species of frogs debut in Southern Leyte

A team of scientist recently discovered two new species of frogs in the forests of Southern Leyte, reports ABS.
The new species, NaijaAgroNet learnt was discovered while conducting a biodiversity resource assessment.
The new species belong to the genus Platymantis, which inhabit the mossy forests of the Nacolod Mountain Range in Southern Leyte.
This shows different body sizes, coloration patterns, and advertisement calls compared to other known species of Philippine Platymantis frogs. 
NaijaAgroNet further gathered that the two species are allied to two different species groups, the Platymantis guentheri group and Platymantis hazelae group and was unveiled at the Marble Hall of the Museum of the Filipino People.
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