18 Sep '11, 3am

Pictures: Scientists discover 12 new frog species in India

Pictures: Scientists discover 12 new frog species in India

In this August 2009 photo released by Systematics Lab, Delhi University, a meowing night frog sits in the forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala, India. A team of Indian scientists have discovered 12 new frog species, plus another three thought to have been extinct. The meowing night frog has a croak that sounds more like a cat's call. -- PHOTO: AP NEW DELHI (AP) - Years of combing tropical mountain forests, shining flashlights under rocks and listening for croaks in the night have paid off for a team of Indian scientists that has discovered 12 new frog species plus three others thought to have been extinct. It's a find the team hopes will bring attention to India's amphibians and their role in gauging the health of the environment. Worldwide, 32 per cent of the world's known amphibian species are threatened with extinction, largely because of habitat loss or pollution, ac...

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Frogs: Twelve new species found in India

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