Frankixalus a new tree frog species has discovered in north-eastern India (Download PDF)


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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.

Image of Frankixalus

Image of Frankixalus

New species of frog discovered in NE India

Key facts:

  • 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/Last Modified on: January 22, 2016

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