PHOTOS: Over 200 New Amphibians Found in Madagascar

PHOTOS: Over 200 New Amphibians Found in Madagascar
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The fourth largest island on Earth, Madagascar's isolation supports a high number of species found nowhere else (above, a newfound frog in the Mantidactylus genus).

The recent discovery of more than 200 new amphibian species in the country stresses the need for thorough surveys to prioritize "conservation efforts within biodiversity hot spots," including Madagascar, scientists said in a May 2009 study.
—Photograph courtesy Miguel Vences
 
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