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New species of toad discovered

rhinella yunga dead-leaf toad peruvian andes

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:21 PM

Scientists have described a previously unknown species of dead-leaf toad in the Peruvian Andes.

The species, which is a master of camouflage, is named Rhinella yunga after the Yungas, the montane forest ecoregion it inhabits. It lives in leaf litter, where it blends in with its cryptic coloration and leaf-like body shape.

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