Lucky leap

Tuesday 15 August 1995

Biologists have discovered a wealth of new frog species in the rain forests of eastern Madagascar, highlighting the astonishing diversity of life in the tropics and the special importance of Madagascar as a wildlife hotspot (African Wildlife, Vol 4, No 2).

At least 106 new frogs and 26 reptiles came to be identified through a 4-year survey conducted by Ronald Nassbaum and his colleagues at the, University of Michigan and Antananarivo (in Madagascar).

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