PHOTOS: Brilliant New Frog, Salamander Species Found

PHOTOS: Brilliant New Frog, Salamander Species Found
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A camouflaged rain frog--a family of frogs known to call out to other members, even in a downpour--perches on a leaf in northwest Colombia. The frog, of the Pristimantis genus, is one of ten amphibian species discovered in this region in late 2008 that may be new to science, a February 2009 report says.

"Without a doubt, this region is a true Noah's Ark," said Jose Vicente Rodriguez-Mahecha, scientific director of Conservation International's Colombia office, in a statement.

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—Photograph courtesy Marco Rada/Conservation International-Colombia
 
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