Scientists in India discover a new breed of frog

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Exploration in remote peaks in southern India has given rise to the discovery of a new breed of frog, named Raorchestes resplendens. Found in the Western Ghats mountain range at an altitude of 2698m, the amphibian has been found to have a set of ‘mysterious’ glands, the function for which are currently unknown. The species has been deemed ‘very vulnerable to extinction’, as it lives and breeds in some of the most unfavourable habitats in the world.

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