Vietnamese rare frog discovery

This video says about itself:

Dr Jodi Rowley discussing Rhacophorus vampyrus the medium-sized Vampire tree frog found in southern Vietnam.

From VietNamNet:

Last update 15/06/2011 10:00:00 AM (GMT+7)

Rare amphibian [and] reptile species discovered in Quang Ngai

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts from Wildlife At Risk (WAR) have discovered Taylor’s bug-eyed frogs (Theloderma stellatum), which is in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in the forest of Quang Ngai province in central Vietnam.

After their ten-day survey in the forest of Ba Nam commune, Ba To district, WAR experts have found 58 species of amphibian[s and] reptiles, including snakes, tortoises, lizards, iguanas and especially, Taylor’s bug-eyed frog, which is highly endangered in the world.

They have also recorded 31 species of beasts (15 species of bats) including gibbons and Gray-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix cinerea), which are in Vietnam’s red list.

This area also has over 100 species of insects (52 species of dragonfly, 23 species of butterfly), 41 species of fresh-water fish, 120 flora species, including dozens of endemic species of orchid.

“It is amazing!” said Nguyen Vu Khoi, managing director of WAT Vietnam.

Khoi said WAR will cooperate with the local authorities to make further research and set up a specialized forest area to protect the floral and fauna community in Ba To.


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