Saturday, August 13, 2011

PHOTOS: Island of fanged frogs yields 9 new species

Frogs with fangs abound with astonishing diversity on a tropical island in Indonesia, a Canadian-led team has found.

Ben Evans, a zoologist at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., and his Indonesian and American colleagues found 13 species of fanged frogs on the island of Sulawesi — more than in all of the Philippines combined.

Among them were nine species that had never before been described by science. Evans and his team reported their findings in the August issue of The American Naturalist. (more)