PHOTOS: Brilliant New Frog, Salamander Species Found

PHOTOS: Brilliant New Frog, Salamander Species Found
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Found in rain forest mountains of Colombia, the mottled harlequin frog species above is from the genus Atelopus.

The frog is one of ten amphibians found in the Darien mountains in late 2008 that are likely new to science, a February 2009 Conservation International study says.

Amphibians' porous skin makes them excellent indicators of ecosystem health--frogs, salamanders, and their cousins are generally first to go when an environment declines.

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— Photograph courtesy Marco Rada/Conservation International-Colombia
 
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