A New Golden Species of Frog Discovered in Ethiopia

Tiny new golden frog species discovered on remote Ethiopian mountain – Daily Mail UK

A new species of puddle frog has been found in a previously unexplored mountain in southwestern Ethiopia.

The creatures have characteristics that are easily distinguishable from other Ethiopian puddle frogs, such as a slender body with long legs, elongated fingers and toes, and a golden tint.

DNA sequencing of tissue samples taken from the minute frogs by a team at NYU Abu Dhabi confirmed that it was genetically different from any other species.

The Bibita Mountains in southern Ethiopia is an area of isolated forest that had remained explored by scientists until last summer.

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