PHOTOS: New Frogs, Tree Kangaroos Thrive in New Park

PHOTOS: New Frogs, Tree Kangaroos Thrive in New Park
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The rare frog species Albericus exclamitans was initially discovered by western scientists in Papua New Guinea during a 2003 biodiversity survey.

Six additional previously unknown or undescribed frog species were found during surveys in 2001 and 2003.

Compared to other Albericus species, exclamitans is moderately large. It finds shelter on wet forest perches up to 16 feet (5 meters) high. The frog is one of dozens of unusual or endemic species in this region of Papua New Guinea, which will be protected by the new YUS Conservation Area, announced today.

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