MODERN AND NATURAL WONDER
New species of frog was discovered in the Peruvian Amazon
Virgilio Martínez, propietario de Central y embajador de la Mar
Peruvian, American, British and Scottish researchers came together to discover a new species of frog. The amphibian is three centimeters in length and its main characteristic is a yellow stripe that runs along its black back, as well as the green and blue tones of its belly, a sign that warns of its toxins.
The National Service of Natural Protected Areas (SERNANP) informed that the new species of frog will carry the scientific name of Ameerega shihuemoy. The finding of the amphibian occurred at the headwaters of the Cupdnoe River, located inside the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve, where the largest number of frogs was found. The specimens were also found, to a lesser extent, in an area adjacent to the Manu National Park.
Researchers from the Natural History Museum of the National University of San Agustín de Arequipa, the Museum of Natural History of the National University of San Antonio Abad Del Cuzco and the Museum of Biodiversity of Peru participated in this exploration, with the support of park rangers Amarakaeri Communal Reserve.
Representatives of the British foundation The Crees, the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and the University of Michigan (United States), were also part of this great find that shows the world the diversity of the Peruvian fauna.