Saturday, September 17, 2011

Indian scientists discover 12 night frogs

endangered frog speciesAfter years and years of hard work and studies, a group of Indian scientists finally discovered new frog species. They are 12 absolutely unique frogs and other 3 species that are apparently did not die out, as it has been thought before.

These frogs are a great find, since around 32% of amphibian species over the world are considered endangered species.

"Frogs are extremely important indicators not just of climate change, but also pollutants in the environment," said the project's lead scientist, biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju of the University of Delhi.

Biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju claimed that people do not take much interest in frogs or amphibians in India, because they are more focused on elephants and tigers.

The 12 species of frogs that were found are night frogs. The group of researchers had to spend nights listening to all sounds and trying to distinguish frog’s sounds. These frogs croak in a quite unusual way, similar to a cat’s call.

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