PHOTOS: Over 200 New Amphibians Found in Madagascar

PHOTOS: Over 200 New Amphibians Found in Madagascar
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This frog in the Boophis genus was among more than 200 new species of amphibian discovered in Madagascar, one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet, experts said in May 2009.

In the previous 15 years, scientists had found more than a hundred new frog species in the island country, "which led us to believe that our species inventory is almost complete," team member Frank Glaw, herpetology curator at Munich's Zoologische Staatssammlung, said in a statement.

"But as our new surveys show, there are more species than we suspected."
—Photograph courtesy Miguel Vences
 
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