Frankixalus a new tree frog species has discovered in north-eastern India [ Current Affairs ]
Frankixalus a new species of tree hole-breeding frogs has been discovered by researcher’s team headed by Professor Sathyabhama Das Biju (a frogman of India) in the forests of northeast India and bordering parts of China.
- Frankixalus is named after Professor Franky Bossuyt of Brussel based Vrije Universiteit for his adorable contribution in amphibian research.
- And these frogs live in ponds of water in the trunks of cover trees especially in tree holes.
- They can survive in low-resource environments, which is among frogs and tadpoles of these frogs eat their mother’s eggs for sustenance.
- At the international journal PLoS One, results in this favor have been published in a paper.
- This new types of frog are first described in 1876 based solely on museum samples.
- Published on: January 22, 2016