CLOWN TREE FROG

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild News -

WHAT IS IT? Two new species of clown tree frog, with vari­able splodges of bright colours, can be tricky to iden­tify in the field be­cause some in­di­vid­u­als can look more like mem­bers of dif­fer­ent species than their own. To make it trick­ier still, they change colour at night. Their calls re­veal their true iden­tity.

WHERE IS IT? Sur­veys of the clown frogs in South Amer­ica re­vealed that what were thought to be two species are com­prised of at least five. The two that have been for­mally de­scribed so far are from Bo­livia and Peru re­spec­tively.

There are now over 100 clown tree frog species in South Amer­ica.

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