Scientists discover new tree frog genus in Andaman Islands

by National | 13-11-2020 | 896 views

A Delhi University professor-led study has reported a new genus of the Old World treefrog family Rhacophoridae from the Andaman Islands, the first report of a tree frog species from the region. It has been named 'Rohanixalus' after Sri Lankan taxonomist Rohan Pethiyagoda. It comprises eight out of the 422 known Old World treefrog species found in Asia and Africa.

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