This video from Australia is called Kimberley Wildlife and Scientific Expedition.
From Wildlife Extra:
Two New Frogs Discovered in Western Australia
June 2009. Two new species of frogs have been discovered in Western Australia according to the Western Australian Museum.
The first species is called the Tiny Toadlet (Uperoleia micra) and is just over 2 cm long. It was discovered near the Prince Regent River when it was first heard calling near the field expedition base camp at Bachsten Creek. The new species is extremely shy and would not have been discovered if its call did not differ from those of three related species in the area.
Toadlets are actually frogs
The Kimberley Froglet (Crinia fimbriata), was discovered on the Mitchell Plateau – an area previously believed to have been well surveyed for frogs. It is also about 2 cm in length. It was noticed owing to its blue and red background colour and covered with tiny white dots, similar to some Aboriginal painting styles. Males of this species have flanges on the fingers, but it is not known what the flanges might be used for.
The discovery of two frog species in the northwest Kimberley emphasises the high diversity of the area, and is timely owing to current State and National reviews of the area’s biodiversity assets. The very rugged northwest Kimberley region is being increasingly impacted by tourism, industry, feral weeds, cattle and soon the Cane Toad.
High level of endemism
Dr. Paul Doughty, WA Museum Curator of Herpetology said “The northwest Kimberley has a high diversity of frogs and reptiles that are unique to the region, as it receives high rainfall in summer and the area is cut-off by drier regions to the south. Many of the species that occur there have been evolving there in isolation for millions of years, and there are certainly more species to discover from the area.” …
The discovery of the frogs from the high rainfall zone of the northwest Kimberley were formally described this week in the Records of the Western Australian Museum and Zootaxa.
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Yesterday’s field trip to Zuid Limburg, The Netherlands was a huge success! The highlight was finding the rarest toad in The Netherlands … a species that is severely threatened within the Dutch range: The Yellow-Bellied Toad (Bombina variegata). We were quite excited to actually have found 12 adults, and dozens of others in various stages of their life cycle: here.