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New Treefrog Species Discovered in Vietnam

September 19, 2014



Check out this beautiful treefrog species that was discovered in Vietnam. Named Kurixalus viridescens, the little frog was discovered by Vietnamese and Japanese herpetologists in Vietnam’s Hon Ba Nature Reserve in Khanh Hoa  province and Bi Doup-Nui Ba National Park in Lam Dong province.


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kurixauls viridescens

Nguyen Thien Tao

Kurixalus viridescens was recently discovered in Vietnam.

The frog was described in the September issue of Japan's English launguage Current Herpetology and is distinct from other frogs in the region due to its divergent genetic and morphological traits. It is distinct from other species due to its unique green dorsum. Other related species have gray to brown dorsums.  According to Thanh Nien News, Kurixalus viridescens is the seventh Kurixalus treefrog species that is native to  the Southeast Asian nation. 

 


John B. Virata keeps a ball python, two corn snakes, a king snake, and two leopard geckos. His first snake, a California kingsnake, was purchased at the Pet Place in Westminster, CA for $5. Follow him on Twitter @johnvirata 

 

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