More Than 50 New Species Discovered In Papua-New Guinea

 Litoria frog 

Jumping spiders, a striped gecko and a chirping frog are among more than 50 new species discovered in Papua-New Guinea, the environmental group Conservation International reported on Tuesday. (Pics)

The creatures were found during an expedition in July and August in Papua-New Guinea’s highlands wilderness, the group said in a statement.

A total of 50 spider species, two plants, three frogs and one gecko found on the expedition are believed to be new to science.

The three frogs include a tiny brown frog with a sharp chirping call, a bright green tree frog with big eyes and a torrent-dwelling frog that has a loud ringing call.

More Than 50 New Species Discovered In Papua-New Guinea

A tiny frog species with a sharp chirping call believed to be new to science, Oreophryne.

More Than 50 New Species Discovered In Papua-New Guinea

The Cyrtodactylus bent-toed gecko which is believed to be new to science.

More Than 50 New Species Discovered In Papua-New Guinea

A jumping spider species, Uroballus, found in a rainforest.

More Than 50 New Species Discovered In Papua-New Guinea

Orthrus, a jumping spider species

More Than 50 New Species Discovered In Papua-New Guinea

A jumping spider species new to science, Tabuina varirata.

More Than 50 New Species Discovered In Papua-New Guinea

A large tree frog, Nyctimystes, with enormous eyes.

Via Reuters

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