PHOTOS: Over 200 New Amphibians Found in Madagascar

PHOTOS: Over 200 New Amphibians Found in Madagascar
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Of the more than 200 new species of amphibian found scattered throughout Madagascar (including the frog Boophis bottae vences, pictured) more than 40 were discovered in two well-known national parks, Ranomafana and Mantadía/Analamazaotra.

Though many nature parks have been set aside in Madagascar during the past decade, the country's political instability has led to illegal logging in the parks—"generating a lot of uncertainty about the future of the planned network of protected areas," team member David Vieites, of Madrid's Spanish National Natural Sciences Museum, said in a statement.
—Photograph courtesy Miguel Vences
 
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