‘Visibly elusive’ Bengal tree frog gets recorded as new species

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News: Herpetologists have discovered a new species of tree frog from West Bengal. It has been named Brown Blotched Bengal Tree Frog (Polypedates bengalensis).

Facts:

About Brown Blotched Bengal Tree Frog (Polypedates bengalensis):

  • It belongs to the genus Polypedates- a genus of tree frog found throughout South and Southeast Asia.
  • The frog’s body colour is yellowish-brown to greenish-brown.