A new species of frog has been discovered by a team of scientists working in the mountains of western Panama. The new frog belongs to a diverse group of frogs known as rainfrogs, a group notable by the fact that they lack the tadpole stage in their developed, instead developing directly into frogs while still in the egg.
The new species of frog is bright yellow and measures less than 2 cm in length. It was first discovered in 2010 in Serranía de Tabasará of western Panama, a region of the Panamanian central mountain range that has been little explored.
The team making the discovery was led by Andreas Hertz of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Photo © Andreas Hertz / Senckenberg Research Institute.