New Leopard Frog discovered

Submitted by shelley.fischer on Mon, 02/04/2012 - 09:46

The croaking gave it away! A new species of frog has been found in the heart of the city, Manhatten, New York

"On a foray into the wilds of Staten Island in 2009, Jeremy A. Feinberg, a doctoral candidate in ecology and evolution at Rutgers University, heard something strange as he listened for the distinctive mating call of the southern leopard frog — usually a repetitive chuckle. But this was a single cluck.

“I started hearing these calls, and I realized they were really distinct,” Mr. Feinberg said."

Read the full article in the New York Times.