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They discover a new species of frog in the montane forests of the Amazon region

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Lima, December 29, 2021Updated on 12/29/2021 03:19 pm

A new species of frog has been discovered in the Cordillera de Colán National Sanctuary, reported the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (Sernanp).

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It is a small frog that lives in the humid montane forests of the Cerro El Adobe Conservation Concession, located in the district of Aramango, province of Bagua, in the area of ​​influence of the Cordillera de Colán National Sanctuary in the Amazon region. .

The discovery was made by herpetologist researchers from the Peruvian Institute of Herpetology, Rainforest Partnership and the Center for Ornithology and Biodiversity – CORBIDI.

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Pablo Venegas, principal investigator, stated that this species stands out for its scattered dark brown reticulations and a fine vertical dark brown stripe in the middle of the eye. In addition to having a tuberculate dorsal surface, a subacuminate snout with a conical tubercle at the tip, and lacking a ring and tympanic membrane.

in the Cordillera de Colán; highlighting the contribution that this protected natural area provides to science in the world and the need to continue with the great task of protecting its ecosystems through coordinated work with local communities.

The research that achieved this discovery is part of the two expeditions that were carried out within the framework of the project “Treasures to discover: Herpetofauna of the Cordillera de Colán National Sanctuary – Sernanp” which was financed by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund and the Environmental Fund of Peru (Profonanpe), and which had the valuable support of the Sernanp park rangers during the exploration stage.

In this regard, Christian Olivera, head of the Cordillera de Colán National Sanctuary, highlighted that biological research is a priority for the management process of the protected natural area, and that the report of new species for science positions the sanctuary as an ideal place for the development of scientific activity, which is why the Environment sector and Sernanp have been promoting and providing logistical facilities for the exploration of their ecosystems.

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