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New Treefrog Species Discovered In Vietnam

Check out this beautiful treefrog species that was discovered in Vietnam. Named Kurixalus viridescens, the little frog was discovered by Vietnamese an

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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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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. 

 

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