New Animals and Plant Species Discovered in Ecuador

Hyalinobatrachium pellucidum (glass frog) Photo: Luis Coloma

An expedition on the Nangaritza River of Ecuador, near the border with Peru, has uncovered nearly a dozen species new to science, including four amphibians, a lovely lizard, insects, and plants.

This one above is a species of glass frog, Hyalinobatrachium pellucidum, named after its translucent skin.

These discoveries are hoped to encourage the government to protect the area, which is close to a "peace park" created in the late 90s after decades of conflict. More photos and videos are available from Conservation International.

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