Rare new Indian frog species discovery

Raorchestes resplendens

From the BBC:

‘Unique’ frog species discovered by scientists in India

Sivaramakrishnan Parameswaran
Producer, BBC Tamil Service

A new species of “brightly coloured frog” has been discovered in a remote peak in the southern part of India, scientists have told BBC News.

This reddish orange amphibian, spotted in the Eravaikulam National Park of the Western Ghats mountain range, has been named Raorchestes resplendens.

The scientists found the frog at an altitude of 2,698m above sea level on the Anaimudi [sic; Anamudi] peak.

It inhabits a very small area of less than three square kilometres.

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